P R E S S R E L E A S E
February 27, 2020
State of Florida v. Terry Saladeen
Case Number: 2018 300687 CFDB
Saladeen sentenced to life in prison for rape of a child, lewd and lascivious molestation
DAYTONA – This afternoon, Terry Saladeen, 42, was sentenced to life in a state prison facility for sexual battery on a child, a first-degree felony, and a concurrent 15 years for lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor, a second-degree felony. Saladeen was also designated a sexual predator.
A Volusia County jury convicted Saladeen on these charges in January 2020. Assistant State Attorney Ashley Terwilleger prosecuted the case before Circuit Judge Matthew M. Foxman, who also handed down the sentence.
Between July 2017 and February 2018, Saladeen repeatedly raped the victim. In February 2018, the victim courageously came forward and alerted a family member—who later contacted law enforcement.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza had the following to say about the case: “Our Victim’s life is forever changed by the sexual assaults she endured at the hands of the defendant. The sentence does not undo the harm he inflicted upon our Victim, but it is because of her that he will never be able to sexually assault another child. That is a fact worthy of our respect and admiration.”
For more information contact:
John Scott | Public Information Officer | Office of the State Attorney, 7th Circuit | 251 N. Ridgewood Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 904-891-7871 (cell) | 386-239-7710 ext. 14922