Fountain man charged for sexual battery against child under age sixteen

BAY COUNTY, FL –  A Fountain man was arrested and booked for an alleged sexual battery against a child under the age of 16-years-old, the Bay County Sheriff’s Department said today.  The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded on December 12th, 2020, to the report of a sexual battery on a child under the age of sixteen. Today, BCSO Criminal Investigations announced the arrest of a Fountain man in the case.

Working closely with the Children’s Advocacy Center, a forensic interview was conducted with the victim. During this interview, the child was able to tell investigators the details of the sexual battery. Brett David Van was developed as a suspect.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office continued with the investigation, conducting additional interviews. It is now believed that the suspect Brett David Van, 32 years old, of 18130 Crowson Lane, Fountain, did commit the crime of Sexual Battery on a Child. Contact was made with Van, and he was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail.