Monday, September 12, 2016

Suspect Arrested on Sex Offenses

September 12, 2016

David Carnes (5-29-97) was arrested by LCSO investigators on September 8, 2016 for Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Production of Child Pornography.  LCSO investigators received a complaint earlier this month from the family of a juvenile victim. The family alleged Carnes was having sexual intercourse with their 15 year old daughter and videotaped these sexual encounters. To further complicate matters, when the victim and Carnes broke up, Carnes’ jealously got the better of him and he sent one video to the new boyfriend who lives out of state.

Investigators worked with an out of state agency to recover the video from the boyfriend. In the interim, Carnes was approached and interviewed by LCSO investigators. Investigators obtained a statement from Carnes who confessed to taping his sexual encounters with the victim, acknowledged he knew her age and admitted to sending the video to her new boyfriend.  Investigators were also able to recover the device Carnes used to send the video and in doing so also recovered additional videos.
Carnes was booked into the Levy County Detention Facility where he is being held on a $250,000.00 bond.

Lt. Scott Tummond
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