Palm Bay Resident Faces Molestation Charges
By Space Coast Daily // February 6, 2013
Other Victims Possible
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police detectives are trying to discover if other children may have been molested by a man suspected of molesting a 14-year-old boy in Palm Bay.
Palm Bay Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez said David Lindsay of Palm Bay, 45, was arrested Tuesday by Palm Bay Police and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor.
Following an initial court appearance this afternoon, Lindsay, a Jamaican national, was ordered held in the Brevard County Jail on a $15,000 bond.
Martinez said Lindsay met a 14-year-old victim through the CHANGES Youth and Family Services counseling program which he worked for along with his job as a teaching assistant at Discovery Elementary School.
A police report indicates the victim spent time over the Christmas holidays at Lindsay’s home at 2574 Harbison Avenue SW.
The victim reported to police that Lindsay inappropriately touched him when he thought the victim was sleeping.
The police report reveals that when later asked by his family why he no longer wanted to spend time with Lindsay, the victim wrote a letter to his mother explaining what happened
Police were able to minor a telephone conversation Tuesday morning between the victim and Lindsay.
During that conversation, police say that Lindsay admitted touching the victim.
According to the police report Lindsay told the victim when asked why he did it, “The fact that I was hurting and that it was just a stupid decision.”
Lindsay was fired by from CHANGES Youth and Family Services as a result of a formal complaint by the victim’s family and his employment status with Brevard County Schools is unknown at this time.
Police said there may be more victims and anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers may remain anonymous and still be eligible for a cash reward.