Man Arrested For Child Molestation & Porn; There May Be Additional Victims

By on December 3, 2016 in WNDB News

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Edgewater, FL – During an investigation into suspected child porn investigators found emails with pictures of their suspect molesting a teenage girl.

VCSO arrested 56-year-old Fred Harvey early Saturday morning, and they believe there may be more victims out there.

The investigation began after the Sheriff’s Office got a tip on September 29 that he had been downloading child porn. VCSO’s Child Exploitation Unit’s investigation turned up multiple images of child pornography, some with victims believed to be as young as 1 or 2-years-old. It also turned up emails with pictures of Harvey molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Harvey’s being held at the Volusia County Jail on charges of lewd or lascivious molestation, possession of sexual performance by a child, and promoting sexual performance of a child. He’s being held without bond.

Harvey works for the New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Division and is a Boy Scout troop leader, so he had access to children and investigators are worried there could be more victims. The known victim has been identified, but she has no connection to his job or the Boy Scouts.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

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(Harvey’s mugshot courtesy Volusia County Jail)

Anyone with info is asked to call VCSO at 386-323-3574 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS.

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