Man dead after accused of sexual misconduct


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    A man is dead after deputies say he was reported for sexual misconduct.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office says a witness reported she found 54-year-old Erik Donald kneeling beside a family member under 18 years old who was sleeping.

    The witness said Donald partially had his pants off, as did the sleeping family member.

    Deputies say Donald fled the scene in Bronson. Deputies say Donald was recently released from the Florida Department of Corrections.

    Deputies say three days later a Bronson resident using a trail in the woods found Donald hanging from a tree.

    Deputies say Donald left a suicide note that had vague references to the crime.

    The sexual misconduct investigation is still ongoing and the victim is receiving services to aid her through the process. The investigation of Donald’s death has been closed as it seems no one else was involved in his suicide.

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