Brevard Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Marine Corps Recruiter, Faces Seven Counts of Unlawful Sex with Minor
By WFTV // February 15, 2023
girl’s mother contacted Cocoa Beach Police after discovering text messages
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV.COM) – A Melbourne-area Marine Corps recruiter was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning after being arrested by Brevard County Sheriff’s agents for a months-long relationship he had with a girl he met on the job.
Erick Jadiel Zayas Navarro, 31, is facing seven counts of unlawful sex with a minor and two other charges related to the relationship.
Deputies said Navarro met the girl, under 18 years old, at a high school recruiting event and began texting and messaging her on social media.
For six or seven months, deputies said, the pair would meet to have sex in various locations around the county.
Deputies said the girl’s mother contacted Cocoa Beach Police after discovering some of the messages. Officers confirmed the relationship with the girl during their investigation.
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