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Correctional Officer Arrested by Sheriff Deputies on Child Molestation Charge.

Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 3:05PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News.



Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Correctional Officer, Anthony Checchi of Tomoka Correctional Institution, Tuesday afternoon by members of a Volusia Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team and detectives with the agency’s Child Exploitation Unit.


According to a release sent out by VCSO, Detectives have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse involving Checchi since late May. He is not a stranger to the juvenile female victim.


Checchi was taken into custody Tuesday in Holly Hill and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he is being held on a $25,000 bond.


Checchi has been charged him with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child victim.


There is an ongoing investigation in this case, and detectives are asking anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.

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