Friday, July 22, 2016

Levy SO Arrests Suspect Preying on Juvenile Females



July 22, 2016

On July 20, 2016, Investigators from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dillon Arnold Bird (2-2-1992) for multiple sex offenses.  Bird resided in the Williston area of the county. 

Several days earlier, Sgt. Mike Narayan and Investigator Mike Wilkinson met with a concerned parent of a 17 year old female high school student.  The parent discovered evidence that the daughter had been involved in a sexual relationship with Bird.  LCSO immediately began investigating the report and were quickly able to develop probable cause that Bird had committed at least three sex crimes against the victim in Levy County. 

Unfortunately, LCSO’s investigation also uncovered evidence indicating that Bird had committed multiple sex crimes against another Levy County teenage victim.  Those incidents remain under investigation.      

The LCSO investigation revealed that Bird used the social media application “Snap Chat” to make initial contact with his prospective victims.  Bird convinced the juvenile victims to meet him and then ultimately convinced them to engage in sex acts with him.  LCSO investigators believe there are other potential victims who have not reported the crimes.  Sheriff McCallum stated “this case is particularly disturbing due to the apparent sophistication of the offender and his ability to victimize teenagers who would not normally be considered at risk.  We want to encourage any other potential victims to come forward and report any incidents involving this suspect.” 

Bird has been booked into the Levy County Detention Center on three counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor.  His total bond has been set at $750,000.00. 


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