Date and Time: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
Attachments: Arrest documents, jail booking photo
Headline: St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara asks any victims of Tyrone Edison, 34, to contact Sheriff's detectives
A 34-year-old man jailed since Aug. 1 for sexual activity with seven juvenile victims may have molested other children as well, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
"Tyrone Edison has befriended numerous children, provided them with drugs and alcohol and groomed them for his own sexual gratification," Sheriff Mascara said. "He also threatens his victims to try to prevent them from telling their parents what he has done to them. He currently faces 17 criminal charges relating to six male victims, ages 11 to 14, and one 15-year-old female victim, with a total bond of $1,520,500."
The Sheriff said, "Even though my detectives worked tirelessly to put him in jail and remove him from children in our community, sadly we feel there are more victims. I am asking anyone who knows of additional victims to contact our detectives at 772-462-3230."
Edison's 17 criminal charges are:
- 1 count of sexual battery;
- 6 counts of lewd molestation;
- 6 counts of lewd battery;
- 3 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor; and
- 1 count of harassing a witness or victim.