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Brian O’Dell, 35, of Palm Coast’s P-Section, Faces 5 Counts of Unlawful Sex With 16-Year-Old Neighbor

| October 6, 2018

The victim was a friend of O’Dell’s daughter, would often spend time at his house, and he would walk her to and from her school bus stop regularly.

Palm Coast’s Sam Andolina, 39, Accused of Raping Fiancée’s 13-Year-Old Daughter

| September 12, 2018

Sam Andolina, 39, faces rape and molestation charges following an incident he claims to authorities was initiated by the alleged victim. He’s being held on $150,000 bond.

Felony Child Abuse and Battery on Cop Charges for Father Upset His Daughter Was Taking Video of Argument

| August 20, 2018

Brian Dobis, a 61-year-old resident of East Lake Drive in Palm Coast, faces three felony charges, including child abuse and assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Woman Threatens to Kill Her Infant Child and Herself in Confrontation That Ends in Arrest

| July 18, 2018

Nadege Joseph, 29, of Regis Lane in Palm Coast, allegedly threatened to kill her infant child and hurled knives at her cousin. Joseph also threatened suicide.

Bunnell Man and Flagler Beach Woman Face Child Abuse Charges in Separate Incidents

| July 16, 2018

Billy Burnett, 33, of Bunnell, is accused of choking and punching his 17-year-old nephew. Tricia Reigle is accused of slapping a 17 year old for stealing her bong and cash.

19-Year-Old Originally Accused of Rape Pleads to Child Abuse, 1 Year in Jail and Probation

| July 10, 2018

Fredie Jiles Leon of Palm Coast originally faced two counts of raping a 13-year-old, but a series of mitigating circumstances led to the plea deal and 4 years’ probation.

Cruel and Usual Trump

| June 17, 2018

The Trump-Sessions zero-tolerance policy of separating children from their parents at the border has no precedent except in America’s slavery times.

Homeless Man Accused of Child Abuse and Assault Against 5 Children at Public Park

| June 4, 2018

Matthew Edward Marro, A 22-year-old homeless man, faces 10 felony counts following a confrontation with children at a Bunnell park Sunday.

Felony Child Abuse Charges For Father of 3 Allegedly Driving Drunk With Children in Backseat

| May 8, 2018

Ryan D. Cornwell, a 24-year-old resident of Farragut Drive in Palm Coast, and Rebecca Knowles, 64, of Prosperity Lane in Palm Coast, both face felony child abuse charges in separate arrests.

One Month in Jail, 2 Years’ Probation For Man Who Assaulted Teen at Epic Theater

| May 4, 2018

C.J. Nelson, the 40-year-old Palm Coast father of eight previously accused of child abuse, could have faced up to five years in prison before a jury convicted him on lesser charges.

Parent Faces Charges After Appearing to Instigate Fight Between 2 Indian Trails Middle School Boys

| March 21, 2018

Anthony Gardiner, a 34-year-old resident of Pam Coast’s B Section, was captured in several videos either instigating or intervening in a fight between two boys on a Belle Terre Parkway sidewalk.

C.J. Nelson Exonerated of Felony Child Abuse Charge in Epic Confrontation, Faces
Sentence on Misdemeanors

| March 20, 2018

A jury found C.J. Nelson not guilty of felony child abuse in an incident in which he punched a 16-year-old girl, but found him guilty of two misdemeanor battery charges.

Behind the Shooting On Seamanship Trail: Drugs, Underage Sex and Mom’s Warnings

| February 23, 2018

Contents of Tristan George’s phone reveal incriminating texts and videos about underage sex and drugs, and warnings to the Palm Coast man from his mother about his behavior.

Epic Child Abuse Case Fails Stand Your Ground Defense in Debacle of Witnesses

| February 23, 2018

An unusual stand-your-ground case unfolded in Flagler court this morning over an allegation that a 39-year-old man punched a 16-year-old girl at Epic Theater in palm Coast last October.

2 Palm Coast Women in Separate Incidents Face Charges of Felony Child Abuse By Strangling

| February 20, 2018

Julie Bruce, 52, is accused of strangling an 8-year-old child, and Tina Seale, 40, is accused of strangling a 13 year old. Both women live in Palm Coast.

Palm Coast Man Arrested on Charges of Bathing Toddler in Boiling Water and Beating Him

| February 15, 2018

Deviaun A. Toler, 26, of 32 Westfield Lane in Palm Coast, was arrested this morning after an investigation alleges he bathed a child in boiling water and beat him with a switch and a belt.

Another Life Term For Paul Dykes as Lurid Child-Rape Case Ends, Absent Reversal on Appeal

| February 13, 2018

For Palm Coast’s Paul Dykes, 21, the most immediate challenge is to contend with a brutal prison culture that makes prey of child sexual predators.

Couple Park 6-Year-Old Autistic Child in Truck As They Watch Super Bowl at Bunnell Bar

| February 6, 2018

Kristal and Robert Valenti were charged with felony child neglect after being accused of leaving their child in a truck outside Bunnell’s Beer House for hours so they could watch the Super Bowl.

Paul Dykes Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole 2 Times Over For Child Rape

| January 30, 2018

A jury had found Sykes guilty on 24 counts, including raping a 1-year-old, in December, making the life sentences mandatory, and leaving little room for the judge or lawyers to maneuver.

Stanley Wykretowicz Acquitted On Aggravated Child Abuse Charge, May Face Negligence

| October 18, 2017

The 42-year-old Palm Coast resident was looking at up to 30 years in prison had he been found guilty on a charge that he’d brutalized his 2-year-old niece. The defense said the girl was merely ill.

Prosecution Stymied In Ex-Jail Guard’s Trial Over 2-Year-Old Girl’s Alleged Brutalization

| October 17, 2017

Stanley Wykretowicz, 41, was the sole caregiver to his 2-year-old niece when he brought her to Florida Hospital Flagler, comatose and bruised, but his lawyers say she was merely ill, not abused.

Palm Coast Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Strangling Grandson Over Power Bill

| August 29, 2017

Kelvin Martinez, 55, on probation for his second DUI guilty verdict in five years, allegedly choked and beat his grandson after being angry that he left his computer on all day.

In Preventive Demonstration, Sheriff Highlights Lethal Danger of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

| August 25, 2017

With an average of 39 children killed each year for being left in hot cars, Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly and DCF officials underscored the danger in a demonstration in Palm Coast this morning.

Christian Rodriguez, 38, Arrested on Felony Child Abuse Charge Involving Girl, 15

| April 3, 2017

Christian Rodriguez, a 38-year-old resident of Bren Mar Lane in Palm Coast who’s scheduled for a circuit court plea hearing in a drunk driving case later this month, was arrested and charged with felony child abuse Saturday in an allegation involving a 15-year-old girl.

Palm Coast’s Jerald Medders, 51, Held on $300,000 Bond Over Child Rape Charges

| March 16, 2017

Jerald D. Medders, 51, of 6 Zelda Place in Palm Coast, faces three 1st-degree felony counts of raping a girl over three months. Medders blamed the girl, who was 15 when the alleged assaults began, for “provoking” him.

Man Faces Felony Child Abuse Charge in Assault of Girl, 14, After Accosting Children at Bus Stop

| February 20, 2017

A man who children say had been accosting them at their Palm Coast bus stop was later charged with child abuse after slapping a 14-year-old girl on the butt. An investigation revealed other concerns.

Palm Coast Man Charged With Felony Child Abuse For Allegedly Knocking 6-Year-Old Girl to Ground

| November 21, 2016

Richard Kenney, 33, was arrested after briefly resisting deputies, and charged with a felony count of child abuse and domestic battery after deputies learned he had allegedly slugged a 6-year-old girl hard enough to knock her to the floor, then slapping his wife or ex-wife.

39-Year-Old Man Punches and Knocks Down 16-Year-Old Disabled Girl at Epic Theater

| October 24, 2016

A by-stander’s cellphone video that captured part of the confrontation on video shows the girl falling to the ground after C.J. Nelson, a 39-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s P-Section, allegedly punched her.

Sally’s Safe Haven at Year 2: Where Children Traumatized by a Violent Parent Can Still Visit

| September 19, 2016

Sally’s Safe Haven in Bunnell, which has served almost 100 families so far, allows supervised visits for parents otherwise restricted from seeing their child. The haven is underwritten by a federal grant and run by the county and the the Children’s Home Society.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Abusing 8-Year-Old After Taunting He’d Feed Him to Alligators

| August 18, 2016

Dereck Alan Dunn, a 28-year-old resident of Kings Colony Court in Palm Coast, is facing a felony child abuse charge after local school officials found evidence of physical abuse on an 8-year-old boy’s face, arms, legs and behind.

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