Deltona Man Charged With Child Sex Abuse After Burglary Investigation

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Deltona, FL - A burglary investigation at 63-year-old Randall Allen's home results in child sex abuse charges for him. Volusia Sheriff's Office detectives found that he had a habit of repeatedly contacting a teenager on Grindr for sex.

During the investigation into the burglary, which happened on January 14, it was learned that Allen was having sexual contact with a juvenile.  The detectives found that the boy had been to Allen's home at least a dozen times dating back to when he was 14 years old, that he had been sexually abused by Allen on multiple occasions, and that Allen knew his age. 

The investigation led to probable cause to charge Allen with six counts of lewd or lascivious battery.  Yesterday, (February 14) detectives conducted an undercover chat operation with Allen, in which he asked the minor to meet him again for sex.  He went to a Burger King to meet the minor but instead, he was arrested and charged with the six counts plus additional charges of traveling to meet a minor, attempted lewd or lascivious battery and unlawful use of a two-way communication device. His bond is set at $215,000.

As for the burglary investigation at Allen's home, it was committed by his now 15-year-old victim. He's charged with various crimes committed in four separate visits to Allen's home. His charges are conspiracy, armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm in the burglary described above; grand theft of a motor vehicle in a second case; vehicle burglary and attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle in a third case; and grand theft of a firearm in a fourth case from July of last year.

Two others were arrested in connection to different aspects of these cases. A juvenile accomplice was charged with conspiracy, armed burglary and grand theft of a firearm in the burglary of Allen's house while Allen was at Walmart. A third suspect, 19 years old, was charged with conspiracy, armed burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft of a firearm, interference with custody and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for his role in the events.

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