A registered sex offender known as “Candyman” is out of jail following his arrest for inappropriately touching a teen girl in Orange County.
Eddie Carter, 64, was arrested Sunday.
Carter sells candy, soda and snacks out of his home on the 14800 block of Coscester Street in the Tildenville neighborhood of Winter Garden.
Investigators said that’s where his alleged victim said he touched her when she came to buy a soda Sunday afternoon.
Investigators said the girl told them Carter grabbed her, gave her a hug and, “moved his open right hand down the right side of her body, touching her waist and hip.”
She also told investigators Carter “touched her right buttock and squeezed it.”
Investigators said after they ran Carter’s name through the system, they discovered that he is a registered sex offender.
Carter was charged with child molestation and has since bonded out of jail.
We stopped by Carter’s home Monday night, and a family member declined to comment on the allegations.
Carter was previously convicted of sexual battery of a child under 12 years old and kidnapping and holding a child for ransom.