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Prosecution Drops Further Charges Against Michael Bowling as He Appeals 20-Year Sentence

| April 29, 2019

Michael Bowling was sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting a 15-year-old, and faced even more serious charges involving his own step-daughter. The state opted to drop those charges.

Ex-Palm Coast Boys and Girls Club Counselor Accused of Molesting Girl There in 2011-12

| April 29, 2019

Dante Mobley’s alleged victim in this case was 8-9 years old. A sex offender, he was released from prison last year after serving five years on a statutory rape charge involving a 14-year-old girl. The present case pre-dates his incarceration.

Moments Before Trial, Jerald Medders Pleads to 15 Years in Prison On Charges of Raping 16 Year Old

| April 23, 2019

Jerald Medders, the 53-year-old Palm Coast resident, faced a minimum of 30 years in prison and up to life if convicted by a jury, which had already been seated for the week-long trial, when Medders changed his mind and pleaded.

In Jerald Medders Trial, Alleged Sex Crimes Are Triggers to Several Jurors’ Previous Traumas

| April 22, 2019

Several potential jurors were excused Monday during jury selection in the trial of Jerald Medders, 53, who is accused of unlawful sex with a minor, as the jurors spoke of their own traumas.

Calling Judge, Jury and Prosecution a ‘Travesty,’ Michael Bowling Is Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison in Sleep-Over Molestation

| April 12, 2019

Michael Craig Bowling was sentenced to two consecutive terms totaling 20 years plus 10 years’ sex-offender probation after a conviction for molesting a 15-year-old girl visiting his step-daughter for a sleep-over.

52-Year-Old Palm Coast Man Charged In Sexual Abuse of a Woman Since She Was 12

| April 8, 2019

Leon Norman Wiley Jr., 52, is charged with sexual battery–or rape–of a custodian over a victim between the age of 12, a first degree felony with a potential for life in prison.

Palm Coast Teen and Best Friend Face Molestation Charges Involving Teen’s Family Member Over Years

| March 12, 2019

Both men were cooperative with detectives and confessed, according to their arrest report, saying they wanted to seek help, which suggests the case may be settled before it reaches trial.

50 Years In Prison for Thomas Binkley, 62, Who Molested 2 Girls Younger Than 9

| March 8, 2019

Thomas Binkley, the 62-year-old former Bunnell resident, found guilty of molesting two sisters, ages 6 and 8, will serve two consecutive mandatory 25-year terms, but is unlikely to live many years in prison as his health is failing.

Ex-Bunnell Cop Mike Stavris, Imprisoned For Impersonating Kids Online, Arrested on Related Violation Days After His Release

| February 27, 2019

Michael Stavris, now 34, of Palm Coast’s F-Section, allegedly admitted to creating a fake Facebook account and impersonating the same girl he’d impersonated in 2014, resulting in computer pornography charges and an eventual plea deal with a shorter prison sentence.

Latest Twist in Bowling Molestation Trial: Defense Seeks to Impeach Its Own Witness

| February 21, 2019

The lawyer for Michael Bowling, accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl visiting his stepdaughter, is arguing that the two girls made up a story to keep one of them from returning to Kentucky.

Palm Coast’s Sean Farrelly, 47, Charged With Bribing and Doping 16-Year-Old Girl for Sex

| February 20, 2019

Sean Farrelly, who works in construction and excavation, was arrested on a charge of statutory rape and charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and is being held without bond at the county jail.

After Mistrial, Michael Bowling Is Again on Trial On Accusations He Molested Girl During Sleepover

| February 19, 2019

After December’s mistrial, Bunnell’s Michael Bowling, 48, was back on trial anew today, facing his accuser who says he molested her in a dark closet during a sleepover at her friend’s house.

After December Mistrial, Michael Bowling Will Be Tried Again on Molestation Charges Feb. 18

| February 5, 2019

Michael Bowling is facing two counts of molesting a 15-year-old girl who’d been visiting his stepdaughter for a sleepover in Bunnell’s Mondex.

Thomas Binkley, 62, Found Guilty of Molesting 2 Girls, 6 and 8, and Faces Life in Prison

| January 24, 2019

Thomas Binkley of Bunnell was living with the girls at the time of the incidents. Their parents had taken him in because he’d fallen on hard times and was in poor health.

Palm Coast Man Charged With Raping a Girl In His Custody Since She Was 5, Saying “It Just Happened”

| January 11, 2019

The near-daily rapes by Michael D. King, 40, originally of England, are alleged to have taken place in Palm Coast when the girl was between 7 and 10, and apparently during an earlier period when she was 5, as well as in other counties.

27-Year-Old Manager at Captain’s BBQ Arrested on Charges of Sex With a Minor

| December 31, 2018

Brandin Michael Deoliveira, 27, a resident of Palm Coast, was arrested this afternoon and is alleged to have threatened to kill the girl and her family if she revealed anything.

Jury Deadlocks, Mistrial Declared In Case of 47-Year-Old Accused of Molesting Girl at Sleepover

| December 21, 2018

Michael Bowling, 47, will remain in jail on numerous charges even as numerous inconsistencies led a jury today to deadlock over charges he molested a 15-year-old girl.

Defense’s Strategy in Molestation Trial: Attacking, Discrediting and Demolishing an Alleged Victim

| December 20, 2018

The defense in Michael Bowling’s trial today focused not on the charges at hand, but on one key witness, a teen girl, in attempts to impeach her credibility and accusations.

In Child-Molestation Trial, Even a Juror Raises a Question About a Main Witness’ Credibility

| December 19, 2018

The defense seriously damaged the credibility of the step-daughter of Michael Bowling, 47, on trial for molesting the step-daughter’s friend when she was 15–and facing more grave charges regarding his step-daughter as well.

From ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven’ to a Teen’s Accusation of Molestation in a Closet

| December 18, 2018

Michael Bowling, 47, in his first day of trial today, is accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl during a game of “Seven Minutes In Heaven” as the two were allegedly in a closet alone.

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.

40-Year-Old Man, Out on Bond On Sex Charge, Accused of Drugging and Raping 16 Year Old

| September 19, 2018

Victor Williams, 40, of Palm Coast’s B Section, is accused of drugging and raping a 16-year-old boy, and was facing a charge of luring a minor for sex last year.

Palm Coast’s Sam Andolina, 39, Accused of Raping FiancĂ©e’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.

Palm Coast Man Accused of Raping Step-Daughters For Years, and Molesting Their Friend

| August 13, 2018

Gabriel Pardo, a 36-year-old resident of Palm Coast’s F Section, is accused of raping his own step-daughters over several years and molesting one of their friends.

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.

Palm Coast Fugitive Wanted on Child Molestation Charge Found Within 1 Hour of Video Posting

| June 8, 2018

Warren Putt Jr., 39, of Palm Coast, is accused of molesting a girl when she was kindergarten age–the daughter of his then-girlfriend.

Matanzas High School Girl Reports Being Raped By Another Juvenile at Her Home

| April 18, 2018

An investigation is ongoing into the allegation of a rape of a 16-year-old girl after the alleged perpetrator asked to meet the girl to “catch up.”

20 Years in Prison for Ex-Soccer Coach Who Molested Boys at Palm Coast Academy; He Faces New Rape Charge

| April 11, 2018

Sean Stern was a program director at Palm Coast’s ex-Sports Pathways soccer academy for boys and girls, where he molested at least three boys over many months.

Mondex Man, 62, Held On $200,000 Bond on Charges Of Molesting Girls, 6 and 8

| March 27, 2018

Thomas Jay Binkley, a 62-year-old resident of Forest Park Street in Bunnell, allegedly confessed to molesting the girls, who were in his charge.

Ex-Youth Pastor Convicted of Molesting Teen Church Members Back in Court, and Jail

| March 1, 2018

Christopher Thomas Miller was convicted of molesting two 15-year-old girls at Bunnell’s Praise Assembly of God in 2006, but was jailed over violating his probation.

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