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DEPUTIES: Pensacola man did "puberty checks" to abuse young boy

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) - A Pensacola man has been arrested for molesting an 11-year-old boy multiple times over a two year period. 

According to the arrest report, Benjamin Thomas Woods pulled the victims pants down and touched his genitals at least four times between January 1, 2016, and March 1, 2018.  The young child referred to these incidents as "puberty checks".

Woods is charged with four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation on a child under the age of 12 and is being held in the Escambia County Jail on no bond.


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