Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Sexual Battery On A Child

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DeLand, FL - A man already registered as a sex offender is charged with sexual battery on a child, failure to properly register as a sex offender, and will be charged with possession of child porn. The Volusia Sheriff's Office (VSO) has been investigating 48-year-old Wes Brough since early March when a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children showing him as the subject seen in several videos sexually abusing a 4- to 5-year-old girl.

The VSO Child Exploitation Unit executed a search warrant on April 6 at Brough’s home, located at 3030 Marsh Road in DeLand. In interviews with detectives, Brough confessed to seeking and viewing child pornography and identified the girl shown with him in the videos. He stated that he had inappropriate conduct with the victim numerous times, the latest being April 2.

Brough was designated a sex offender after he was convicted May 7, 1997, of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 16. He has been required to register as a sex offender since then. He's being held without bond at the Volusia County Jail.

More charges are possible as detectives search for additional potential victims of sexual exploitation. Anyone who may have been a victim of this suspect or any similar case is urged to call the Child Exploitation Unit at (386) 323-3574.

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