A man from Orange Park is accused of committing a lewd act on a child.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Mark Anthony LeFebvre Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation began last Sunday.
Investigators said LeFebvre was playing in a backyard with the victim when he took the child behind a shed and masturbated.
Deputies went to question LeFebvre at his apartment. Investigators said he swallowed some pills to try to kill himself.
Authorities said they found a suicide note in which LeFebvre apologized for putting his family through this situation.
LeFebvre’s partner also told deputies LeFebvre admitted to exposing himself to the victim on several occasions.
Investigators took LeFebvre to a mental hospital for an evaluation after his suicide attempt.
Three days later, deputies arrested LeFebvre. He faces a count of molestation on a victim under the age of 12, and one count of lewd and lascivious act on a victim under the age of 16.
Deputies listed the Navy and NAS Jacksonville as LeFebvre’s employer on his arrest report.
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