Walnut Hill man faces charges

A Walnut Hill man was arrested June 29 and faces felony charges of sexual battery on a minor between Feb. 1 and April 25, following an investigation.

Joshua Edward Vihnanek, 24, 7840 Rockaway Creed Road, was arrested when a female minor, between 12 and 16 years of age, gave consistent statements regarding the sexual relationship she had with Vihnanek, according to an Escambia County Sheriff's Office report.

Authorities made contact with a third party witness on April 27 in reference to a sexual offense complaint.

The witness knew the victim and suspect and told authorities she began noticing p...