Jeffrey Schindel of Melbourne Charged With Traveling to Meet a Minor Using a Computer to Lure a Child
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 21, 2020
Schindel, 33, is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on $35,000 Bond
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested 33-year-old Jeffrey Schindel of Melbourne after he traveled to a location in Brevard County expecting to meet a minor child for the purpose of having sexual relations.
Schindel was taken into custody and charged with Traveling to Meet a Minor after Using a Computer to Lure a Child.
The investigation began on June 30, 2020, after the Sheriff’s Office received information that Schindel was sending inappropriate messages to a minor.
An agent with the Sheriff’s SORT Unit acting in an uncover capacity as a minor child made contact with Schindel on a social media platform.
As the conversations continued between Schindel and the undercover agent, Schindel asked the agent who he believed to be a minor to engage in sexual activity.
On July 15, 2020, Schindel contacted the agent and arranged a meeting place for the purpose of having sexual relations with the child. Schindel was arrested when he arrived at the pre-determined location.
Schindel is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on $35,000 Bond.
The Sheriff’s Office investigation is continuing in an effort to determine if Schindel may have victimized any other children.
Please join me in thanking our Agents who work around the clock to protect our children. The Agents in this unit have been recognized at the international, national, state, and local level for their efforts to apprehend predators around the world as they attempted to harm children.
Anyone who may have information about Jeffrey Schindel is asked to please call Agent Aja Stake at (321) 633-8410 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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