Local US Navy Commander accused of molesting child under 12

Local naval officer Dustin Chapin Sr. is accused of molesting a child under the age of 12.

Chapin was arrested on Thursday morning at NAS Jacksonville. He remains in jail with no bond.

The 48-year-old is a commander and also appears to be a husband and a father.

According to the Clay County arrest warrant obtained by Action News Jax, Chapin is facing a charge for ‘Lewd and Lascivious Molestation for a victim under the age of 12.’

It appears the mother of the victim called the police. The victim was home visiting her family.

In the report, it says that when the victim went to a bedroom to go to sleep, Chapin entered the room and touched her inappropriately.

After speaking with the victim, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Chapin.

That's when a detective said he noticed Chapin had on the same green shirt with dark green writing on it that the victim described.

Chapin said he did not want to speak to officers without a lawyer present.

One neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, told Action News Jax she’s concerned for her teenage daughter and the other kids who live in the neighborhood.

It's actually a bit of a nightmare," she said. "I’ve already had the conversation with my daughter you know? We’re staying in the house, talking to her friends… making sure we’re all on the same page.”

When Action News Jax reached out to the Naval Air Station, the spokesperson, Cmdr. Dave Hecht, Public Affairs Officer of Naval Air Station Atlanta, released the following statement:

"The Navy takes all allegations of sexual misconduct very seriously, immediately responded, and fully cooperated with civilian authorities. We hold our sailors to the highest standard of conduct and sexual assault of any form will not be tolerated."