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Aside arrow Deltona Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges; More Charges Pending In Sexual Abuse Of Dog
August 17, 2020 10:22 am

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations

Update, 8/28/20: Today, a judge signed a warrant charging Joshua Jobe with one felony count of animal cruelty and one count of sexual activity with an animal, a misdemeanor. The defendant is still in custody without bond at the Volusia County Branch Jail, where his new charges will be added.

On a positive note, the dog who was abused in this case has a new name, Penny, and a new start. She’s been adopted by the family of Volusia Sheriff’s Lt. Kurt Schoeps, who supervises the agency’s Child Exploitation and Internet Crimes Against Children units. The Sheriff’s Office appreciates the hard work of everyone involved in this case, including our partners with Volusia County Animal Services, the University of Florida’s Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program, the State Attorney’s Office and New Hope Animal Shelter.

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DELTONA MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES; MORE CHARGES PENDING IN SEXUAL ABUSE OF DOG

A Deltona man is in custody on multiple charges of possession of child pornography, with additional animal cruelty and bestiality charges pending after detectives also recovered video of the defendant sexually abusing the family dog.

The disturbing files were discovered after 20-year-old Joshua Jobe’s phone was stolen, then recovered following a robbery last month.

Detectives examined the phone and located about 1,400 files of child pornography. On Friday, Jobe (DOB 8/20/1999) was preliminarily charged with 20 counts and ordered held without bond.

The analysis of Jobe’s phone also revealed numerous text conversations containing claims of access to children, and sexual contact with them. He had multiple conversations about raping children and babies.

At this point, there are no indications that Jobe personally had access to or sexually abused any children. However, anyone with potential information is asked to contact the Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.

In addition to the large amount of child pornography and the text conversations, detectives discovered multiple videos of Jobe forcing sex on or having sexual contact with a dog. It was the same dog in each video.

Deputies removed the dog, Brownie, from the home. At the Sheriff’s Office request, Volusia County Animal Services responded to assist in the case. Through a partnership with the University of Florida’s Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program, a forensic pathologist responded to the scene to assist with evidence collection and care for the dog.

Jobe has autism and functions with the mental capacity of someone younger than his age. In 2016, then living in DeLand, it was reported that Jobe had sexually abused a different family dog. In that case, Jobe was taken into custody under the Baker Act and the dog was surrendered to Animal Services.

Additional charges against Jobe are pending and will be released in a future update on the case as soon as it’s available.

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