House parent charged with molesting girl

In a disturbing report by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 59

Michael Joseph Hellen

Michael Joseph Hellen

year-old Michael Joseph Hellen of Fort Walton Beach has been charged with molesting a teenage girl younger than sixteen but older than twelve.

Deputies were called to Children in Crisis, a non-profit facility that houses foster children, on Dec. 19 after receiving a report that Hellen had fondled a child. The victim had initially reported the abuse to a friend.  Hellen was listed as a house parent for the facility.

For more on this story read the Dec. 24 issue of Navarre Press.  Subscribe online HERE for as little as $38 per year.



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