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 […]

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 […]

Fail to re-register as a sex predator, go back to jail

Fail to re-register as a sex predator, go back to jail

Ocala, Florida — In November 2014, there were 159 sexual offenders and predators required to register in Marion County, Florida. During that time, only 149 complied with state requirements; leaving 10 unaccounted for. Eight of the non-compliant registrants finally reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on December 1, 2014; leaving two that had not […]

Ocala man had multiple victims of child pornography and voyeurism

Ocala man had multiple victims of child pornography and voyeurism

Silver Springs, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives executed a search warrant and arrested Robert Earl Toole, 50, on child pornography charges. Toole resides at 3433 Northeast 56th Avenue, Silver Springs, Florida. Toole’s arrest stemmed from an undercover internet investigation on individuals possessing and transmitting child pornography in the Marion […]

Homeless man took advantage of a caring family, had sex with minor

Homeless man took advantage of a caring family, had sex with minor

Ocala, Florida — A homeless man remains behind bars after deputies learned he had sex with a minor. An Ocala father is beyond angry after a homeless man, whom he gave a place to stay, had sex with his minor daughter. According to reports, Michael Fairweather, 28, had been “couch-hopping” between the father’s house and […]

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Ocala, Florida — Edwin R. Bermudez, 37, will remain behind bars following his January 7, arrest. According to reports, on January 7, Ocala police met with a 15-year-old victim who stated Bermudez, a convicted sex predator, had moved into her home in October 2014 and began a sexual relationship with her mother. The victim believes […]