Laura Williams, Office of
Public Affairs & Media Relations
**Body camera video of the suspect’s arrest is available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VolusiaSheriff/videos/967351427069205
DEPUTIES ARREST CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGE
Volusia sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Daytona Beach man who works as a correctional officer at Tomoka Correctional Institution and charged him with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child victim.
Anthony Checchi, 35, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by members of a Volusia Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team and detectives with the agency’s Child Exploitation Unit.
Detectives have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse involving Checchi since late May. He is not a stranger to the juvenile female victim.
Checchi was taken into custody Tuesday in Holly Hill and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he is being held on $25,000 bond.
The investigation is continuing, and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.
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