West Melbourne Police Arrest Suspect After Unlawful Sexual Activity With A Minor
By Space Coast Daily // September 20, 2016
48-year-old Wesley Ray Weaver
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The West Melbourne Police Department has arrested 48-year-old Wesley Ray Weaver for unlawful sexual activity on a 17-year-old boy victim, according to Capt. Richard Cordeau of the West Melbourne Police Department.
On September 11, an encounter between Weaver and the teenage boy occurred at Weaver’s residence on 503 Kimberly Circle in West Melbourne. The two met on a social media app where they made arrangements for a consensual sexual encounter.
After the initial encounter, the victim disclosed his age to Weaver that is when Weaver reportedly made disturbing comments to the victim regarding his desire for even younger sexual partners.
In turn, the victim contacted West Melbourne Police out of concern for other possible victims. Weaver works in the Titusville area, and volunteers at a church in Vero Beach.
Weaver was arrested on Monday and cooperated with detectives.
He was charged with “unlawful sexual activity with a minor,” a second degree felony. Weaver was booked into the Brevard County Jail and is being held on $15,000 bond.
If convicted, he could be sentenced to a term in prison not beyond 15 years.
At this time, it is unknown if there may be other victims. Law enforcement partners in Vero Beach and Titusville have been notified of Weaver’s arrest.
Anyone under the age of 18 who had similar interactions with Weaver is asked to contact West Melbourne Police at 321-723-9673.