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VCSO Arrests Man, 30, on Charges of Molesting a Child
Defendant is Known to Juvenile Victim
Volusia County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a New Smyrna Beach man and charged him with sexual battery on a child after investigating allegations that he repeatedly molested her.
Mackenzie J. Brown, 30, of 209 Hickory St., was arrested Monday night and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail. He is charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12 and attempted lewd and lascivious battery.
Detectives in the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s Child Exploitation Unit were alerted about the sexual abuse allegations after a school guidance counselor notified officials in late November. The suspect is known to the victim. The investigation shows the sexual abuse has been ongoing for about three years, with the most recent incident occurring Nov. 27.
Brown remains held on no bail allowed.
Anyone who may have been a victim of this suspect or any similar case is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit at (386) 323-3574.
Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352
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