An Edgewater Boy Scout leader and New Smyrna Beach employee is currently in jail without bond pending an investigation into child molestation and pornography charges.
The 56-year-old was arrested early Saturday. Investigators claim they received a tip in September and had been tracking him since.
Police allege the man’s social media activity turned up multiple child porn images and uncovered emails containing pictures of molestation.
He’s also accused of molesting a 14-year-old he knew.
False accusations of child molestation can result in criminal charges and possibly even a conviction. Our Florida Child Molestation Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand these charges and can help you. If involved in your case early, we can advise you on what to say and what not to say to the police. We will review evidence and police procedures to ensure all evidence was obtained legally. If illegal procedures were used, we can file necessary motions to have that evidence thrown out. We can conduct our own investigation to identify if there are any ulterior motives for these allegations being made against you. We will do everything in our power to protect you.
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