Man charged with child sex abuse of 7-year-old daughter

A Florida man is facing charges for allegedly molesting a 7-month-old girl he met online, according to authorities.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the man is accused of having sex with the child at least nine times.

Investigators say the alleged victim is the mother of the child and had contacted him via a dating app.

Authorities say the man was arrested on Thursday.

They have not said whether the child has been identified.

The child’s mother said in a statement that the abuse happened more than a year ago.

“It’s a terrible, horrible thing that has happened to my child, but it’s not my fault,” she said.