October 11, 2023
State of Florida v. Christopher Philip Crouthamel
Case Number: 2023 300943 CFDB
Volusia County Defendant Convicted of Multiple Child Sex Abuse Charges
DAYTONA BEACH – After a three-day trial this afternoon, a Volusia County jury found defendant Christopher Crouthamel guilty as charged of eight felony counts: two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Battery Sex Act on a Child 12 or older but younger than 16, two counts of Traveling to Meet a Minor, two counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child and two counts of Soliciting a Child or Person Believed to be a Child for Unlawful Sexual Conduct Using Computer Services or Devices.
“This case is every parent’s worst nightmare,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said about the case. “The defendant’s perversion knows no bounds. We will seek maximum penalties to make sure Crouthamel doesn’t see the light of day.”
The case was investigated by the Edgewater Police Department with assistance from the Port Orange Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorneys Sarah Thomas and Boone Forkner successfully tried the case for the state. The Honorable Leah Case presided over the case and will pronounce sentence at a later date.
Crouthamel faces up to life in prison for the crimes. He also has 20 additional counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child pending in Volusia County.
For more information contact:
Haley Harrison | Multimedia Specialist/PIO | Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit | SAOPIO@SAO7.org