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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.

James McDevitt Back in Flagler This Week To Contest 40-Year Sentence and Rape Conviction

| April 8, 2019

James McDevitt, the former Palm Coast resident serving 40 years on a 2015 conviction for rape, is alleging ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers.

Why the State Attorney Opted To Drop Sexual Assault Charge on Ex-Commissioner’s 20-Year-Old Son

| March 22, 2019

Stephen Connor Brady, 20, was charged with statutory rape after an 18-year-old woman he knew accused him of assaulting her in November. The State Attorney’s Office dropped the charge when it found that inappropriate behavior may have been misinterpreted.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mondex Man Accused of Raping an Unconscious 31-Year-Old Woman

| November 28, 2018

Kenneth Steele, a 62-year-old resident of Daytona North, or the Mondex, is at the Flagler County jail following an arrest on a rape charge involving a 31-year-old woman, who was unconscious at the time of the alleged assault.

18-Year-Old Woman Accuses Former Bunnell City Commissioner’s Son, 20, of Rape

| November 26, 2018

Stephen Connor Brady, 20, faces the second-degree felony charge after a Palm Coast woman said he sexually assaulted her after she went to his house to comfort him over a break-up.

D’Marcus Boyd, 22, Is Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison and 5 Years’ Probation Over Rape of Ex

| October 23, 2018

D’Marcus Boyd, released from prison two and a half years ago, pleaded guilty to raping his then-fiancee and burglarizing his father’s house in Palm Coast’s P Section.

Massage Therapist Justus Scott Accused of Taking Video Of Woman Undressing for Session

| October 22, 2018

Justus P. Scott, a 35-year-old resident of Pineland Lane in Palm Coast, was arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with a felony count of video voyeurism after footage came to light indicating that he’d allegedly videotaped a woman undressing for a massage therapy session.

Saint Kavanaugh

| October 4, 2018

Whether Kavanaugh was confirmed or not is irrelevant: whoever’s next might be less personally sleazy, more temperamentally amoebic, but judicially? Same shill, different name.

The Cruelty of the GOP’s Kavanaugh Charade

| September 27, 2018

A few of us posted about sexual assault in general or about our own past assaults on our Facebook pages. Then the private messages began. The details are painful to talk about.

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

| September 23, 2018

That urge to discredit accusers of sexual assault like Christine Blasey Ford is exactly why it takes so long for some to come forward in the first place.

Obtravies Watkins, 35, Is Guilty of Attempted Murder and Rape and Sentenced to Life in Prison

| September 21, 2018

Obtravies Watkins was found guilty for what turned into the kidnapping of a Daytona Beach prostitute, whom he then brutalized and left for dead off Old Kings Road in Palm Coast.

Low, $500 Bond For Sex Offender’s Re-Arrest Raises Sheriff’s Eyebrows–and Unravels
Bleak Case Through Court Maze

| August 28, 2018

Tavares Calloway was 21 when he was charged with the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. Probation violations landed him in prison for 3 years. He’s been rearrested again on a violation weeks after his release.

Flagler Beach Commissioner Kim Carney Sued For Invasion of Privacy and Negligence
By Rape Victim

| August 27, 2018

A lawsuit claims Kim Carney intentionally sought to publicly reveal the name of a rape victim and discredit her. Carney counters that she didn’t do anything illegal.

Palm Coast Man Faces Rape Charge, Allegedly ‘Testing’ If Girlfriend Had Been Unfaithful

| June 27, 2018

D’Marcus Boyd, a 24-year-old Palm Coast resident, is at the Flagler County jail on $127,500 bond on accusations that he broke into a P-Section house and raped his girlfriend.

W-Section Neighbors Accuse Naked Man of Fondling Himself as He Stared At Them From His Garage

| May 4, 2018

Four witnesses reported to authorities that their neighbor on Westlee Lane in Palm Coast had exposed himself in his garage, stared at some of them and masturbated.

Why Is Judge Craig Looking to Crucify Maria Howell?

| January 18, 2018

Twice prosecutors and the defense agreed to a deal in the molestation case involving Maria Howell. Twice Judge Craig rejected the deal. The case is now headed for trial.

Bigamy Charge Revived Against Palm Coast Sex Offender With Long, Violent Criminal History

| December 14, 2017

Paul Stout, a Bunnell resident with a violent criminal history in three states, was rearrested on a bigamy charge he had first faced in 2013, when the State Attorney’s office dropped it.

Investigation and Officials Detail Ordeal in Alleged Rape Case That Ended Off Old Kings Rd

| November 29, 2017

Obtravies Watkins, a 34-year-old registered sexual offender, faces attempted murder, rape and kidnapping charges after the alleged brutalization of a 25-year-old woman found naked and pleading for help Tuesday morning.

Sex Offender Arrested on Rape and Kidnapping Charges in Attack Extending Between Volusia and Flagler

| November 29, 2017

Obtravies Watkins, 33, of Palm Coast and Daytona Beach, a felon and sex offender with a long record, is accused of kidnapping a woman in Volusia and raping her there and in Palm Coast.

An Allegation of Rape On the Sands of Flagler Beach, But Beyond That, Mostly Blur

| October 26, 2017

A 26-year-old woman reported being raped the morning of Oct. 14 somewhere between South 4th and South 9th Streets, but evidence and alcohol-blurred memories are scant.

Paul Dykes Goes On Trial Over Accusations Of Child Rape and 21 Related Counts In November

| October 19, 2017

The trial of the Palm Coast 20-year-old will be the latest chapter in an extensive and lurid case that involves Dykes’s one-time girlfriend, Erin Vickers, 23, whom a jury found guilty a month ago of raping her 1-year-old daughter.

Graham Swamp, Magnet For Self-Abuse, Nets Two Arrests In Sting For Onanists

| August 28, 2017

A Palm Coast man and a Tennessee man were the latest arrested for allegedly masturbating at Graham Swamp, in front of an undercover cop, the first such arrests there since 2013.

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