Palm Bay Man Arrested for Molesting Two Children Under Age of 12
By Space Coast Daily // July 29, 2023
suspect identified as William E. Grinstead
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A 49-year-old Palm Bay man was arrested on Friday for molesting two children under the age of 12.
The suspect is identified as William E. Grinstead.
The Melbourne Police Department conducted an investigation on July 27 about a report of Lewd & Lascivious Molestation of two children under the age of 12, by a 49-year-old man.
The investigation revealed the children were not related to the suspect, but they, along with their mother, had been temporarily occupying a room at the man’s home.
The incidents occurred at different times over the course of the past week to both children.
At the conclusion of the investigation, William E. Grinstead was arrested at a home in Palm Bay and eventually taken to the Brevard County Jail.
Grinstead has been charged with three counts of Lewd & Lascivious Molestation of a victim under the age of 12.
Detectives are continuing to work on the investigation, and ask that anyone with information call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 to speak with a detective or call the Central Florida Crime Line at 800-423-TIPS (8477).