Anthony Slaymaker, 44, of Dunellon, was arrested by MCSO Friday for allegedly molesting a little girl.

A 44-year-old man was arrested Friday after police said he arrested molested a young girl, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.


At his first appearance in front of County Judge Jim McCune on Saturday, Anthony Slaymaker had his lawyer, David Maxwell, with him at the hearing.


Slaymaker, who’s on suicide watch, told the judge no one read him his Miranda warning. The judge told Slaymaker to let his lawyer do his job.


Maxwell told the judge his client was not a flight risk and takes medication for being epileptic. He said Slaymaker is being treated by a doctor and lives in Dunnellon.


McCune set Slaymaker’s bond at $5,000 and ordered him not to have any contact with the victim or those associated with the victim.


According to an MCSO report, in August deputies received a report about a girl being abused by a man later identified as Slaymaker. Detectives believe the incidents took place between August 2018 and June 2019.


The girl was interviewed at The Children’s Advocacy Center, where she told police Slaymaker inappropriately touched her.


Detectives Daniel Pinder and John Lightle tried interviewing Slaymaker, who would not answer their questions.


The detectives continued with their investigation and on Friday took him into custody.


Locally, Slaymaker does not have a criminal record.


Contact Austin L. Miller at 867-4118, austin.miller@starbanner.com or @almillerosb