Navarre teen allegedly sneaks through window, sexually batters child

A Navarre teen is facing felony sexual battery charges after he allegedly snuck through a window into an 11-year-old’s bedroom and sexually battered her last October. 

Julian Issac Castleberry, 19

According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Julian Issac Castleberry, 19, allegedly made contact with the victim via Snapchat. The victim told officers they had not spoken much in person, mostly only through the app.

In an interview, the victim said she messaged Castleberry her address, and he came to her house on his bicycle. He then allegedly entered her room through the window. 

She said Castleberry told her not to tell anyone because it was “very illegal.” She said they then had oral sex, but she became uncomfortable and stopped. 

When the victim told Castleberry she was uncomfortable, he left, according to her statement. 

A search of Snapchat did not yield any communications between the two, according to the report. 

The victim’s father noticed a window screen had been removed and after speaking with members of the family, the victim told her father what happened. He contacted the sheriff’s office. 

Major Crimes made contact with Castleberry in January 2020. After arranging an interview with deputies, Castleberry cancelled the appointment, claiming to have obtained a lawyer.  A check with that law firm revealed they did not have an agreement on file to represent him. 

A charge of capital felony sexual battery of a child younger than 12 years old was filed, and Castleberry was arrested July 15. He is being held in Santa Rosa County Jail on no bond as July 17.  

 

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