A Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly molested an eight-year-old girl while he was her counselor at an after-school program for low-income children.
'Dante' Mobley, 35, has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12.
Mobley allegedly molested the girl from May 2011 to August 2012 at the Boys and Girls Club in DeLand when she was eight and nine years old.
The girl, who is now about 16 and reported Mobley in May 2018, told police that Mobley would rub himself against her and over her clothes until he ejaculated
She said the counselor also made her sit on his lap during field trips and propositioned her to have oral sex.
A warrant for Mobley's arrest was issued on Monday. He was booked into custody at the Flagler County Jail around 12.15pm and is being held without bond.
Mobley was released from prison in 2018 after serving nearly five years for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl in a van. He's a registered sex offender and was serving 10 years probation at the time of his most recent arrest.
The counselor had worked at the Boys and Girls Club from December 2009 to January 2013.
His official title was youth development professional and he was in charge of helping students with their homework, organizing games, and prompting physical fitness.
Mobley was fired after parents reported that he was telling girls at the club that they would make good exotic dancers some day, according to FlaglerLive.
Joe Sullivan, the chief professional officer of the club, said the Florida Department of Children and Families were investigating Mobley last spring.
'They turned that over to the sheriff's office,' he added. 'We've cooperated with it, but we had no record or complaints about him other than the fact that parents came to us and told us he made some inappropriate comments to their daughters.'
Authorities said Mobley 'eventually provided a confession' during the nearly year-long investigation.
'Dante' Mobley, 35, wa charged with lewd and molestation of a child under age 12. Mobley allegedly molested the girl from May 2011 to August 2012 at the Boys and Girls Club.