Lady Lake man jailed after naked ‘cuddles’ with girl younger than 12

Michael Ford

A Lady Lake man was jailed after alleged naked “cuddles” with a girl under the age of 12.

The girl was interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center and said that 33-year-old Michael Gerald Ford had inappropriately touched her at his home at 37319 Hobby Way in Lady Lake, according to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

She described how Ford had pulled up her shirt and unbuttoned, unzipped and pulled down her pants, the arrest report said. She vividly described Ford’s penis and how he rubbed it up against her, including penetrating her. She called the contact naked “cuddles” and said they would “cover up” in case someone else walked in.

The Michigan native was arrested Friday at his home on a charge of sexual battery of a victim less than 12 years of age. He was booked without bond at the Lake County Jail.