A Florida man accused of trying to lure children into touching him inappropriately says he doesn’t remember the incident because of his drinking habits.
Arthur Leo Proulx, 51, reportedly told police that he normally drinks “18-20 beers” before interacting with children at his home. Suspicions of Proulx began after two boys, ages six and seven, came forward to make claims that he touched them inappropriately at his home on multiple occasions.
A further investigation revealed that he would offer them soda and toys to play with to get them onto his property. A statement released by officials said, “Detectives then made contact with Proulx, who said that he normally drinks 18-20 beers before interacting with the children and that he could not recall asking to touch them.”
Proulx was arrested and charged this week with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct. He is currently being held in the Marion County Jail on a $10,000 bond.