A man has been arrested after he was accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl by the pool at a luxury Aventura condominium, police said.
Jonathan David Taitz, 23, was arrested on Thursday for lewd and lascivious molestation, an arrest report said.
The alleged incident occurred on July 20 in the pool area of the Turnberry Isle condominium complex at 19707 Turnberry Way, according to the report.
According to the report, Taitz took the 8-year-old victim to a small bridge/walkway area of the pool, hidden from other people who were around the pool, where he allegedly molested her about her clothes on at least two occasions.
“The victim repeatedly advised the defendant to stop, but the defendant refused and continued to harass the victim,” the report reads.
Taitz turned himself in to the police on Thursday, along with his mother and his lawyer, the report said. He made no statement prior to his detention, the report said.
While Taitz appeared before bail court Friday, his attorney Joseph Bosco said Taitz suffers from a rare condition called agenesis of the corpus callosum and is missing part of his brain.
Bosco added that in another case in 2017, Taitz was found incompetent in a juvenile court.
Bosco demanded that Taitz be given $25,000 bail and house arrest so he could receive a mental exam. The judge was scheduled to reconsider the application on Friday afternoon.