A 27-year-old Ocala man was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting several children that attended a local church.
On Friday, November 19, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a man identified as David Saint-Louis had engaged in sexual activities with two children while he was a Sunday school teacher at a Marion Oaks church.
One female victim stated that Saint-Louis molested her on multiple occasions in 2013 during Sunday school.
An investigation was launched, and the detective learned that another child may have been sexually abused by Saint-Louis.
The second female victim told the detective that Saint-Louis had molested her numerous times from 2015 to 2017, both at the church and at his home.
The detective discovered through the investigation that church members had confronted Saint-Louis regarding these allegations and he had allegedly admitted to the sexual abuse. He was forced to leave the church.
On Wednesday, December 15, Saint-Louis met with the MCSO Criminal Investigations Division for an interview. He told investigators that his English was limited, and the interview was unable to proceed.
Saint-Louis was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. He is facing numerous felony charges for sexual assault of a minor.
A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on January 18, 2022, according to jail records.