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Detectives Arrest Suspect for Sexual Battery

PUBLISHED:Fri May 6, 2016

Osceola County, Florida – On May 5, Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies obtained a felony warrant for William Willingham for Sexual Battery by Person of Custodial Authority.

The investigation began on April 26 when deputies took a report of possible sexual activity involving a 15-year old girl. The victim resides at a small group home in Kissimmee. The small group home which serves foster care children is licensed by the Department of Children and Families. The victim told deputies Willingham, who works at the group home, offered her money for sexual acts. She indicated it started a few months ago at the foster home. On one occasion, she recalls she was asleep and woke up to find Willingham inappropriately touching her. After this incident, he offered her money in exchange for sex and sexual acts.

Based on this information, detectives obtained a felony warrant for Willingham for 1 count of Sexual Battery. On May 5, he was located at his residence in Deltona. With the assistance of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Willingham was arrested and booked into the Volusia County Jail with no bond. The investigation is on-going with additional charges pending.

  • William Willingham (DOB 9/27/64), 1467 Summit Hill Drive, Deltona