BCSO, GAMEOVER Task Force Arrest Wanted Fugitive For Sexual Battery On A Teen

By  //  December 9, 2015

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Derick Willoz, 23, was arrested Wednesday night near the Cocoa Beach Pier. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The BCSO GAMEOVER Task Force has arrested a fugitive wanted for the sexual battery of a teenager in Seminole County.

Derick Willoz, 23, was arrested Wednesday night near the Cocoa Beach Pier.

Willoz had been living on the beach between Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, according to BCSO investigators.

He was charged with Sexual Battery of a Person Over 12 and Lewd and Lascivious Battery.

The arrest stems from the investigation of a reported sexual battery of a teenager that occurred on November 23, in Winter Springs, Florida.

According to Major Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Winter Springs detectives found that Willoz made contact with the victim at a local fast food restaurant. After leaving the restaurant the sexual battery occurred by a closed business.

Information was later learned that Willoz might have fled to Brevard County.

Members of the GAMEOVER Task Force and the United States Marshall’s Service were notified Wednesday then began searching for Willoz.

The Sheriff’s Office is also investigating the connection of Willoz to a suspicious incident that occurred in Cape Canaveral last week.

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A teenage student at Cocoa Beach High School informed the School Resource Officer that she had observed a suspicious man at her bus stop. She reported that the man ran off after a friend walked up to the bus stop.

The suspect was transported to the Brevard County Jail on No Bond.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Agent Chris Shephard at 321-633-8413, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

You can also visit crimeline.org or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637).

All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.


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