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 […]

Uber driver charged with kidnapping and sexual battery

Uber driver charged with kidnapping and sexual battery

An Uber driver faces charges of Kidnapping and Sexual Battery after a passenger said the driver took advantage of her. The incident happened on May 21, the driver was arrested on December 6. The victim called for an Uber to get a ride to her hotel and 38-year-old Jorge Alberto Antunez Quintero arrived to pick […]

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 […]

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Woman kidnapped from West Marion Hospital

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested before day-break Monday after police learned he had kidnapped woman. Ocala police said they responded to a local hospital in reference to a sexual battery. During the investigation, investigators learned that Robert Lee-Terrell Hicks, 33, had kidnapped the woman from West Marion Hospital, located at 4600 Southwest 46th Court. After […]

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

[Last updated on September 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Multiple sexual harassment complaints have been filed against Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham. The Formal Grievance was filed on September 15, 2016. The Grievance states, “Simultaneous to the filing of this grievance, an EEOC complaint was also filed.” In the Grievance filed by […]

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 […]

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 […]

MCSO: Bizarre sex case

MCSO: Bizarre sex case

Ocala, Florida — On July 29, 2014, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home in Silver Springs Shores in reference to an alleged sex crime on a now 16-year-old female. Upon arrival, the mother of the juvenile told the deputy that her daughter had been having sex with, Michael Hoppel, 28, between August […]

Man charged with incest

Man charged with incest

  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested Wednesday, after the Ocala Police Department was notified he had sex with a 16-year-old female, who is of blood relation. According to reports, Danny Moreno, 37, picked the girl up from her hotel, then returned to his residence where the two had consensual sex. Moreno’s 14-year-old […]

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

  Polk County, Florida — Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to 704 Byni Ridge Drive off of Thornhill Road in Winter Haven in response to a well-being check. According to reports, a tip came in about a 21-year-old female that was being held captive and sold for sex. A victim was found […]

Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

[Last Updated January 30, 2014 at 8:48 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On January 26, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a 19-year-old girl that had been raped at the Hilltop Manor Apartments. Upon arrival, Deputy Jones made contact with the victim, who was sitting on the couch in the […]

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

  Polk County, Florida — Detectives arrested Polk County Deputy Sheriff Julio Jose Garcia, 26, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, charging him with Unlawful Compensation/Reward for Official Behavior, Use/Display of a Firearm while Committing a Felony , and Falsifying an Official Record/Document by a Public Servant. Sheriff Grady Judd said, “We conduct extensive background checks […]

Four Arrested In New Jersey For Human Trafficking

Four Arrested In New Jersey For Human Trafficking

  Newark, New Jersey –Four adults, including a father and son team, now face serious prison time after being charged with Conspiracy, Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault on a Child, and Production of Pornography Involving a Child. Charles P. Torres, 59, Charles B. Torres, 26, Victor Reyes, 38, and Patricia Munoz, 23, coerced a 15-year-old […]

Deltona Firefighter Faces Additional Charges For Rape

Deltona Firefighter Faces Additional Charges For Rape

  Deltona, Florida — Already in jail on accusations of date rape, a 32-year-old Deltona firefighter is now facing additional charges after three more women came forward following news coverage of Terry Freeman’s arrest to report that Freeman had done the same thing to them. In addition, an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against […]

Lonnie Todd Arrested For Stabbing Of An Elderly Woman

Lonnie Todd Arrested For Stabbing Of An Elderly Woman

  Ocala, Florida — On December 3, 2013 at approximately 6:38a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call that a Home Invasion Robbery had just occurred at 1529 NW 2nd Avenue. Officers responded and found that the resident Connie Cordell, age 65, was sitting in a living room chair with a stab wound to her […]