On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) detectives arrested Christopher Michael Delrusso (DOB: 8/12/1993) for Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 as well as Transmitting Information Harmful to Minors.

Detectives began investigating after receiving a report that Delrusso was having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim. Their investigation revealed that Delrusso, who is employed by the Florida Highway Patrol, had met the victim during the course of his employment. Delrusso continued to communicate with the juvenile victim via social media and meeting in person. When detectives examined the victim’s phone, it was discovered that Delrusso had sent sexually explicit videos of himself to the victim. The victim also told detectives that they had sexual intercourse. Delrusso admitted to detectives that he had sent sexually explicit messages and videos to the juvenile victim as well as having sexual intercourse with the victim.

Detectives are concerned that Delrusso may have more victims and are asking anyone with information
regarding Delrusso to contact Detective Sutliff at 352-368-3546.

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