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Date of Issue: June 15, 2006

Anna Maria man charged with sex crime

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Anna Maria resident George A. Pyke, 57, of the 700 block of North Shore Drive, was arrested Monday, June 5, by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and charged with a sex crime against a juvenile boy.

The MCSO report alleged that Pyke, a retired doctor, inappropriately touched the boy last October, according to the victim.

Pyke was taken into custody and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a boy under the age of 16. Bond was set at $25,000.

The report did not indicate where the alleged incident took place.