An elderly Homosassa man has been accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl.

Harry LeJuene Hostetter, 81, is facing charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition, lewd and lascivious molestation and sexual battery on person under 12 years old.

According to investigators, the girl told deputies that Hostetter had fondled her over and under her clothes on two separate occasions.  The girl also reportedly told them Hostetter had made her touch him sexually.

The girl told a relative after the second incident, deputies said. That relative then alerted law enforcement.

Deputies said Hostetter initially denied the allegations, but then later admitted the allegations were accurate.  He told deputies that the first incident happened in December, and the second one happened May 25.

Hostetter was arrested and transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility. Bond has been set at $50,000.