No Bull, No Fluff, No Smudges
Your news source for
Flagler, Florida and Beyond

Judge Lowers Bond in Revenge Porn Case from $20,000 to $2,500, Enabling Release

| December 10, 2018

Au'qoin Kendrell Neeley, 20

Au’qoin Kendrell Neeley, told deputies he is a very popular man.

Dec. 10 update: Circuit Judge Terence Perkins Monday afternoon (Dec. 10) agreed to lower Au’qoin Kendrell Neeley’s bond from $20,000 to $2,500 after a public defender argued for the lower bond and Neeley’s mother testified that she would ensure that court conditions imposed on her son were enforced.


Neeley, who was in court, did not address the judge. His attorney said he would be seeking to get back to work in the warehouse at Kohl’s. “These are concerning charges,” Perkins said during the bond hearing, cautioning Neeley and his attorney that “we’re going to be watching very carefully what happens,” and that “actions speak louder than words.”

Neeley’s mother, a nurse with a private insurer, had been asked how much she could afford to bond out her son. She said she could afford at most $500, which would be 10 percent of a $5,000 bond–the money that has to be paid a bondsman to make bail. That’s what Assistant State Attorney Melissa Clark asked for. The defense–Neeley is represented by Garry Wood–asked that he be released on his own recognizance, citing the season’s many demands on family’s budgets. The judge said he had already written down a $2,500 bond.

The conditions of Neeley’s bond include a prohibition of using the internet or social media and a no-contact order regarding the alleged victim. Neeley is allowed to use a phone, but only if its internet functions are disabled.

The earlier story is below.

Revenge Porn Involving Underage Girl Lands 20-Year-Old Palm Coast Man in Jail

Dec. 3–Au’qoin Kendrell Neeley, 20, of 56 Filbert Lane in Palm Coast was booked at the Flagler County jail Friday (Nov. 30) on accusations that he disseminated numerous sexually explicit images of his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend on social media cites and sexually cyber-harassed her.

He faces a second-degree felony charge of transmitting child pornography by an electronic device and a misdemeanor charge of cyber-harassment.

The girl had dated Neeley for about a year until last fall, when she told him to stop messaging or calling her, though he was doing so constantly. She blocked him on her phone, but he found different ways allegedly to continue to harass her.

On Nov. 30, he messaged her over some 20 unanswered texts an offensive string of words, insulting her and threatening to expose her on social media. He meant it literally–and, according to his arrest report, he did: He allegedly posted sexually explicit photos of his ex on Snapchat, accompanying the graphic images with his own equally graphic captions. He did so on Instagram as well, and included postings of videos that included others related to the alleged victim–as well as himself in sexual situations.

The girl had blocked him, but she was informed of the dissemination by friends, so she then viewed the postings for herself and “immediately identified them” as intimate, private exchanges she’d had with Neeley, according to the arrest report. She and her mother sought to pursue charges.

The alleged victim sent the materials to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, which investigated. A detective met with him, and Neeley, according to his arrest report, said that he had posted photos and videos of his ex on Facebook and Instagram. He acknowledged knowing that she was only 17, and said he’d deleted the uploads from Instagram and Snapchat “because he knew it was wrong of him.” But he did so 11 hours after uploading them.

In his interview with the deputy, Neeley said he is “a very popular person, and has a lot of friends,” according to his arrest report, going by the Snapchat name of liljayinthecut and the Instagram name of yslslime_lean. He also volunteered to the deputy that he had more sexually explicit images and videos of him and his ex in his phone, but was willing to cooperate: he provided the deputy with the pass-code to unlock his iPhone.

He was then arrested and taken to the jail on $20,000 bond. He remained there Monday evening. He is under order of no contact with the alleged victim. His arraignment is set for Jan. 14 before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

10 Responses for “Judge Lowers Bond in Revenge Porn Case from $20,000 to $2,500, Enabling Release”

  1. Steve says:

    Revenge of instagram

  2. ASF says:

    Please, all you ladies and gents out there-Do NOT participate in recording explicit images of yourself. They are out there forever once you do!

  3. Amanda says:

    What an absolute monster. Harassing a 17 year old girl by posting sexually explicit photos of her online? What a moron. What did he hope to happen? That his flooding of text would lure her back to him? What a creep. Hopefully this will be a strong message to young men who think harassment=affection. Love is respect; he obviously doesn’t love her. I hope she prosecutes him to the fullest extent of the law.

  4. White kid on a stick says:

    “Popular and has alot of friends” boys only popular because girls post him all over instagram for having no respect for women. Doesnt do well with rejection, told my friend something along the lines of “thats why u ugly bitch” when she told him she hada bf HAHAHA

  5. Really says:

    The very tech that u covet is ur downfall

  6. 1.5 month in jail=Good Lesson says:

    Looks like genius boy Rico Suave here has no money, or friends family with any money to bail him out, if they even wanted to… Maybe he will make “a lot of friends” and get some affection he craves in jail next month and a half…

    Good on the victim and parent to report this despicable behavior and hopefully prevent repeat behavior from this clown.

  7. Steve says:

    Since when does Bond consider ones budget. Thats BS Do the crime do the time. He’ll be back in no time mark it. You all are not too swift. SSMMHH

  8. Concerned Citizen says:

    Our legal system at it’s finest.

    Why do they continue enabling perps like this dude to continue doing what they do? He got caught having an underage relationship and transmitting porn.

    Stop lowering bail and cutting deals on cases like this. Especially where the defendant brags and has no remorse. Start sentencing a bit harsher and maybe we won’t read about this so much.

    Gentleman and ladies. Never film naughty stuff. it almost always gets out and will cause more trouble than it was worth. Guys over 18 leave the young girls alone. There are plenty of women of legal age out there. Is it really worth that felony charge?

  9. August says:

    I hope to see a day when all parent sit down with their daughters and MAKE them understand, why nudity sent on phones can hurt them, and why.

  10. Anonymous says:

    @Concerned Citizen

    The relationship itself was legal, due to Florida’s Romeo & Juliet law. The relationship being legal does not absolve him, but it probably factored into the judge’s decision. There is case law recognizing the close ages of the parties when child porn laws are triggered. The most repugnant part of this case is the revenge porn aspect, spreading the images vindictively because she broke up with him.

Leave a Reply

Read FlaglerLive's Comment Policy | Subscribe to the Comment Feed rss flaglerlive comment feed rss

More stories on FlaglerLive
Loading

Get FlaglerLive Alerts by Email

Sign Up for email alerts to new stories.

ADVERTISEMENTS

support flaglerlive palm coast flagler county news pierre tristam
fcir florida center for investigative reporting
Advertisement
FlaglerLive is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization | FlaglerLive.com P.O. Box 254263, Palm Coast, FL 32135 | Contact the Editor by email | (386) 586-0257 | Sitemap | Log in