Teacher may have had other victims

Teacher may have had other victims

Marion County Sheriff’s detectives believe that Dunnellon High School teacher Chester Pacana had inappropriate contact with other juveniles. The teen came forward with the allegation on February 8, 2016. The incident was reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on February 10. Pacana was arrested on February 20 and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. […]

Teacher arrested after touching girl inappropriately

Teacher arrested after touching girl inappropriately

  Dunnellon, Florida — A Dunnellon High School teacher is under arrest after a 15-year-old female said he touched her breast during class. The teen came forward with the allegation on February 8, 2016. The incident was reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on February 10. On February 16, MCSO investigators responded to Kimberly’s […]

Woman arrested, having sex with multiple juveniles

Woman arrested, having sex with multiple juveniles

An Ocala woman was arrested after detectives were provided with video evidence which showed the woman had sex with juvenile boys. According to the arrest affidavit, Maria Lynn Baker, 28, called the Ocala Police Department to report crimes that two juvenile boys had allegedly committed. When an OPD officer arrived at Baker’s location, the officer found her […]

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Ocala, Florida — An alleged shooting led to the arrest of a sexual predator who is infected with HIV. Officers with the Ocala Police Department were conducting an investigation near the 2800 block of West Silver Springs Boulevard after a caller reported a shooting. While investigating, officers learned of a sexual battery allegation against a […]

Man arrested for molesting multiple children

Man arrested for molesting multiple children

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested Thursday after Ocala police were notified by Homeland Security that he had been exchanging nude photos with a 13-year-old boy in New Jersey. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Andrew Antonio Davila, 20, had multiple pornographic photographs depicting young children in his possession. […]

Local locksmith arrested, charged with 12 felonies

Local locksmith arrested, charged with 12 felonies

Ocala, Florida — A local locksmith was arrested after a mother discovered that her now 13-year-old daughter had been sexually abused by the 45-year-old. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says that John Henry Rapp, a locksmith from 2 in 1 Locksmith, located at 5555 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, was arrested and charged with 11 counts of […]

Summerfield men arrested for contact with same girl

Summerfield men arrested for contact with same girl

Summerfield, Florida — Two Summerfield men were arrested after an investigation revealed that they had inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old girl. According to reports, on December 18, 2015, the victim’s mother reported that Dontray R. Smith, 20, had sexual intercourse with her daughter. The 15-year-old stated that Dontray invited her to his house because he “wanted […]

Man sexually abused 11-year-old and forced her to do drugs

Man sexually abused 11-year-old and forced her to do drugs

Ocala, Florida — A Citra man is behind bars in Marion County after the Department of Children and Families received notification that an 11-year-old female had been sexually abused and forced to use drugs. In October 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Ocala Springs Elementary, located at 5757 Northeast 40th Avenue Road, and made […]

Man who was falsely accused of rape, back in jail

Man who was falsely accused of rape, back in jail

Ocala, Florida — Probation officers say a man who was on felony probation was arrested after he left Marion County without permission. Records show that the man left Marion County for a job interview with Rita Staffing in Lakeland. In August of 2011, when he was just 18 years old and a senior at West […]

Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Police dispatcher charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Palm Bay, Florida — A police dispatcher was arrested on Monday and charged with eight (8) counts of Capital Sexual Battery and five (5) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation. According to reports, Amanda Chandler, 40, was having a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old boy. Palm Bay police said Chandler is married and has two […]

Ocala man sexually abused girl for 10 years

Ocala man sexually abused girl for 10 years

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Ocala man and charged him with six (6) counts of Sexual Assault by a Custodian on a 15-year-old Female. According to investigators, the victim had been sexually abused since the age of four (4). On Monday, Deputy Marques responded to Northwest 3rd Place, Ocala, after […]

Corrections officer arrested for sexual battery; held without bond

Corrections officer arrested for sexual battery; held without bond

[Last updated om March 3, 2015, at 9:04 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — A corrections officer who worked for Marion Correctional Institution was arrested Friday, and is being held without bond. According to Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, on February 26, a victim had arrived at the sheriff’s office and stated she had been sexually assaulted […]

Francis Marion Military Academy instructor sentenced to 80 years

Francis Marion Military Academy instructor sentenced to 80 years

Ocala, Florida — Circuit Judge Jonathan Ohlman, sentenced former Francis Marion Military Academy instructor, Duane Adams, to 80-years in prison today for having a sexual relationship with one of his former students earlier this year. According to the State Attorney’s Office, he will serve a 20-year sentence for each his four counts of Sexual Battery […]

Petit theft leads to felony arrest

Petit theft leads to felony arrest

Ocala, Florida — A charge of petit theft leads to a felony arrest after a man stole a $14.99 pair of sunglasses. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Tiffany Warren, responded to the Pilot at 4032 NW Highway 326 after the manager called and reported a theft had taken place. The manger provided dispatchers with the description […]

Marion Oaks mom who had sex with boy, sentenced

Marion Oaks mom who had sex with boy, sentenced

Marion Oaks — Joy McCall, 36, has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy. The incident came to light after the boy told a church member about his sexual encounters, along with several text messages that were discovered. The text messages helped provide investigators with a timeline of the events. The boy’s mother […]

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

  Ocala, Florida — An arrest warrant has now been issued for an Ocala man on a charge of sexual assault on a child. 18-year-old Jon H. Wadkins is now wanted and on the run after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notified the Marion County Sheriff’s Office that Wadkins sexually assaulted a child while she […]

Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

  Tallahassee, Florida — On April 1, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bills 522, 524, 526 and 528, which substantially strengthen protections against sex offenders. Protecting Florida’s most vulnerable from sexual offenders is a joint priority during the 2014 Legislative Session for Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley […]