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Video: Daytona Beach Man Arrested In Molestation Of 14-Year-Old Girl

Date Added: December 07, 2023 7:24 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


A Daytona Beach scout leader accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl was arrested today following an investigation by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit.

Vidal Torres Jr., 48 (DOB 1/10/1975), of Carmen Avenue, Daytona Beach, was a friend of the victim’s family and an Assistant Scoutmaster in her Boy Scout troop.

The family learned Torres had sexual contact with the victim and contacted the Sheriff’s Office in mid-November. An investigation confirmed the allegations, and detectives obtained a warrant for Torres’ arrest on 4 counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and 1 count of unlawful use of a 2-way communication device.

When detectives attempted to arrest Torres at his place of employment, they learned he had left for at least a week on a “family emergency.” Detectives were able to determine his location and arrest him a few days later when he returned to the Daytona Beach area.

Torres was taken into custody without incident, and he confessed during an interview with detectives. It was determined the incidents of abuse did not occur at sanctioned Scout events. 

Torres is being held without bond tonight at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Anyone with information about a case involving potential sexual abuse of a child is encouraged to contact the Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.

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