Robert A. Zetrouer, 63, of 4045 Pine Run Circle in St. Augustine, was held at the Flagler County jail on $75,000 bond on Friday on charges of lewd or lascivious molestation and attempted lewd or lascivious battery on a 13-year-old girl.
The victim is the daughter of the woman Zetrouer was seeing at the time, according to his arrest record.
The girl told Flagler County deputies on July 3 that Zetrouer had been touching her private parts over and under her clothes, and that there’d been incidents where he’d penetrate her with his fingers and ask that she fondle his penis. She said she would tell him not to touch her, but he would do it anyway. The incidents took place starting in May, in the master bedroom of the girl’s home, when she would come home from school, and Zetrouer, who does not live there, would allegedly stop by to check on the girl and her brother.
The family was initially living in Palm Coast’s B Section. The incidents continued, according to the victim, when the family moved to the L Section, with the last alleged assault taking place at the end of June.
The University of North Florida’s Child Protection Team conducted an interview with both children on July 10, when the victim went into more details about the extent of Zetrouer’s assaults–against her vagina, her anus and her breasts, with Zetrouer allegedly satisfying himself by forcing her to perform oral sex and undressing himself and her. When the alleged victim would seek to evade him in the house, he would pursue her, she told investigators.
In one case, the two children were watching a movie when the victim’s brother noticed his sister was shaking. When he turned around to ask her what was the matter, he noticed that Zetrouer was standing behind his sister, exposed. Once Zetrouer noticed the boy looking at him, the report states, he pretended as if he’d dropped something and left the bedroom.
Subsequent to the interviews, a sheriff’s investigator set up a controlled call from the girl’s residence to Zetrouer, in which the girl told him that she’d been reflecting on the incidents, and that his actions were wrong. Zetrouer, the report states, “went on to tell [the alleged victim] that he loved her, [her brother] and her mother and that they could get through all this if she wanted to.” The alleged victim told Zetrouer she did not want him touching him anymore. “I won’t,” he said, according to the report.
“So you’re just going to stop?”
Zetrouer “paused,” the report goes on to state, “and told her that he doesn’t think they should talk about this now.” When the girl asked him “why he did it in the first place,” he said he would talk to her later and hung up, as he said he was getting another call.
Zetrouer posted bail and was released.