Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations
Dec. 22, 2020
After further investigation into this case, Hilario Maldonado has been charged with additional counts of lewd or lascivious battery, directing or promoting a sexual performance of a child and possession of a sexual performance by a child. Anyone who has information about potentially similar encounters involving Maldonado is asked to contact Det. Steven Wheeler at SWheeler@vcso.us.
The missing juvenile returned home late this afternoon. She is safe. *Her name has been removed from this release to protect her privacy.
Sheriff’s detectives located Hilario Maldonado, 29, this afternoon at his DeLand home. He has been taken into custody on charges of interfering with child custody after a DeBary teen left her home early today, possibly traveling with him, and a Be On the Lookout (bolo) was issued.
The teen is still missing and the Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone to keep an eye out for her.
If you spot her, please contact Detective Wheeler at (386) 748-9861, via email at email@example.com, or call the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 248-1777. Thank you.
PUBLIC’S HELP SOUGHT TO FIND MISSING TEEN, 15
DeBary Girl May Be With Adult Male
Volusia sheriff’s detectives need the public’s help to find a missing DeBary teen who may be with a 29-year-old male and was last seen at 4:15 a.m. today at her home.
The 15-year-old was last seen at her residence on Craycroft Avenue. She is 5’2” and weighs 130 pounds. She has blonde hair in a ponytail with the bottom half of her hair shaved. She was wearing a dark hoodie and white and blue camo running shorts when last seen.
She may be traveling with Hilario Maldonado, 29 (DOB 6/25/1991) in a beige Audi with Florida tag 379-1XA. He is a convicted felon and may be armed.
Anyone with information about the pair is urged to contact Detective Wheeler at (386) 748-9861, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Sheriff’s Office at (386) 248-1777 regarding case number 20-20012.
You can submit an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida: 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS) or via the P3 Tips app available at NEFCrimestoppers.com.
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