Man sexually assaulted two children, faces multiple felony charges

Man sexually assaulted two children, faces multiple felony charges

Dunnellon — A 52-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl and an 11 year-old-boy. Authorities say the lascivious behavior took place at a home in Dunnellon. Robert Belton Cooper is accused of having numerous graphic sexual encounters with the children. Cooper was charged with four counts of Sexual Assault on a […]

Trinity Catholic High School student arrested

Trinity Catholic High School student arrested

A Trinity Catholic High School student was arrested Friday and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery. According to reports, Widmer Alejandro Reyes, 18, was supposed to drive a 14-year-old girl home Friday, but instead pulled behind the Publix grocery store across from the high school. The girl told authorities that while she and Reyes were […]

Violent felon rapes little girl, receives low bond

Violent felon rapes little girl, receives low bond

Ocala, Florida — A violent, career criminal was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday and charged with Sexual Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Victim 12 or Under. The victim told police that Michael Dangelo Mike, 33, came into her bedroom around 1 a.m. and asked her to help him look for a television […]

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

The boy stated that he was also rubbing on Castro, but "was high and did not know what was going on because of the marijuana."

Marion Oaks woman arrested, had sex with 14-year-old

A 23-year-old woman remained behind bars Thursday on a $30,000 bond after she was arrested earlier this month and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Battery. The incident occurred in the 2000 block of Southwest 153rd Loop in Marion Oaks. According to reports, Raisamar Castro was with two boys — ages 14 and 17 […]

Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant banned from school following sexual relationship with boy

Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant banned from school following sexual relationship with boy

Marion County Public Schools Public Information Officer, Kevin Christian, said, Katie Carsey, 36, a Fort McCoy School teacher’s assistant who arrested on September 27, for molesting a former student, abandoned her job. Christian said that Carsey had not contacted the school since her arrest. She has since been banned from entering school property. According to […]

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

A Marion County man accused of luring an 8-year-old girl into his home with a bucket of chicken and then sexually assaulting her. The incident occurred in July of 2016, at 18 Bahia Loop, Ocala. The victim told authorities that she knew the man, identified as Sydney Allan Markland, 68, from the neighborhood. Markland is also […]

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 […]