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December 2023 Blog Archive
Rutherford Sentenced to 70 Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse
Thu, Dec 21, 2023
During a hearing this afternoon, defendant Shane Rutherford was sentenced to 70 years in prison followed by lifetime sex offender probation.
Steele Sentenced to 105 Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse, Pornography
Wed, Dec 20, 2023
During a hearing this afternoon, defendant Adam Steele was sentenced to 105 years in prison followed by lifetime sex offender probation. Steele pled in September to Lewd/Lascivious Molestation of Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age, 10 counts of Promoti...
Flagler County Defendant Convicted in Disturbing Stalking, Soliciting a Child Case
Thu, Dec 14, 2023
After a two-day trial Wednesday night, a Flagler County jury found defendant Jerome Malerba guilty as charged of Soliciting a Child or Person to Believed to be a Child for Unlawful Conduct using Computer Services or Devices, Aggravated Stalking Perso...
St. Johns County Defendant Convicted of Multiple Child Sex Abuse Charges
Wed, Dec 13, 2023
After a one-day trial this week, a St. Johns County jury found defendant Jasper Oliver guilty as charged of two counts of Sexual Battery on a Minor 12 to 18 by Person in Familial or Custodial Authority, two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a M...
Volusia County Assistant State Attorneys Honored by Halifax Humane Society
Fri, Dec 08, 2023
During Halifax Humane Society’s ‘Fur Ball’ fundraiser this week at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, Seventh Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorneys Mike Willard and Daniel Megaro received the 2023 ‘Champion for Animals’ award for their dedication a...
Crouthamel Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse
Thu, Dec 07, 2023
During a hearing this afternoon, defendant Christopher Crouthamel was sentenced to the maximum of 100 years in Florida State Prison.
Ivy Indicted on Two Capital Murder Charges, Three Other First-Degree Felonies
Tue, Dec 05, 2023
The Volusia County Grand Jury heard the case of Charles Ivy today.