Volusia County, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) obtained an arrest warrant for Michael McCabe on March 16, for 2 additional counts of lewd or lascivious molestation.
According to the VCSO, the new charges stem from the allegations of a 10-year-old girl who came forward to the state Department of Children and Families/Port Orange PD on March 3, the same day the VCSO sought McCabe’s arrest in 2 similar cases.
The Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit investigated the March 3 allegations and found probable cause to charge McCabe with the molestation of the 10-year-old victim and her 11-year-old brother.
The VCSO reports that the victims’ mother told a VCSO detective she met McCabe in 2015 when he was volunteering at Holly Hill School. She said McCabe moved into the family’s home that same year on the condition he would babysit her children and help around the house. She said he later moved with the family when they left their home in Holly Hill and moved into a home in Port Orange.
The 10-year-old told detectives McCabe touched her inappropriately over her clothes on at least 2 occasions while playing a game called “Stranger Danger,” in which he would portray himself as a stranger and the children would have to try and protect themselves. On the last occasion, the girl said McCabe grabbed her and touched her breasts over her clothes until she kicked him and ran out of the room.
Her 11-year-old brother told detectives McCabe touched his private area over his clothing and threatened to hurt a family member if he told anyone.
VCSO detectives are continuing to investigate any allegations as they are received. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.
Read earlier reporting here.
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