Marion sheriff seeks help in nabbing man accused of filming young girl in restroom

Akyl Anthony Howard

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who they believe took photos/video of a young girl using a restroom.

Akyl Anthony Howard, 24, is wanted on warrants for video voyeurism and two counts of burglary with an assault or battery. Sheriff’s officials said he was caught on video surveillance footage recently following a 13-year-old child into a woman’s bathroom and secretly taking photos/video of her while she was using the restroom.

Anyone with information about Howard’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (352) 732-9111. Those wishing to make anonymous tips can call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP (7867). Tips also can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.

For Crime Stoppers, please reference 19-65 in your tip. Also, if you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.