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Father, roommate charged with sodomizing son

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Daily Commercial Article

United States

#1 Jul 23, 2010
Father, roommate charged with sodomizing son

BRAD BUCK

Staff Writer, Daily Commercial

BUSHNELL -- A father and the man who lives with him and his children are charged with sodomizing the father's 10-year-old son, Sumter County sheriff's officials said.

Charles Coleman, 33, of Bushnell, was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery on a person less than 12, cultivation of marijuana and driving with a suspended or revoked license, said Lt. Kevin Hofecker.

A man who lived with Coleman and his children, Anthony Shelt, 44, was also charged with two counts of sexual battery on a person less than 12 and one county of cultivation of marijuana, detectives said Thursday. The second sexual battery count against Shelt stems from allegedly having oral sex on Coleman's 7-year-old son, deputies said.

While visiting his mother in Citrus County, the 10-year-old son told her about the sexual assaults, detectives said. The incidents were reported to Citrus County sheriff's investigators on July 15, then referred to Sumter County detectives the next day, Hofecker said.

Investigators interviewed the boy at Jessie's Place, a child advocacy center in Citrus County. The boy detailed being sodomized by this father at least once at their Bushnell home, Hofecker said.

Detectives found Coleman driving on County Road 575. They discovered his driver's license was suspended for failing to pay child support. Then, at Coleman's home, investigators found a 5-foot-tall marijuana plant growing on the front porch. They arrested Coleman at home and Shelt nearby.

In an interview later with investigators, Coleman admitted to sodomizing his son, Hofecker said. Both he and Shelt are being held at the Sumter County jail without bond.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office victim advocate is coordinating serves being provided to the alleged victim and his family, Hofecker said.
Joe Friday

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jul 23, 2010
So Mr. Buck, how would you like to be the 10 year old that got raped by his daddy and now EVERYBODY knows.Why in the world would you print the father's name? Do you think that in small-town Bushnell, nobody is going to figure out who this kid is? Shame on you Mr. Buck, you might as well have printed the kid's name in the headline. Is this what journalism has come to? SHAME!
Journalist Wanta Be

United States

#3 Jul 23, 2010
So, why do you people print a story like this one giving practically every minute detail of these horrid crimes committed on these children? But you cover up the heinous rapes that was committed against five boys ages 12-14 years by an older male
at the Green Isle Children's Ranch last year in Groveland! We know for a fact you are fully aware of these crimes! The Executive Director Steve Zepp along with the house parents of these children tried to get these children not only justice but the followup necessary for victims of the violent crimes! All were summarily discharged! Green Isle Owners say they reported these crimes to Sheriff Gary Borders who has been a board member of the Green Isle Ranch since its inception in 1987. Media releases say Borders had turned his findings over to the State Attorney back in February 2010.
We need to call Borders and find out what they are doing to prosecute the offender and get emotional help for these boys! This is only the latest of many child abuse and sexual abuse cases which have been reported at this facility. To this date all local media sources have refused to cover the follow up on this and all other stories from Green Isle!

Here are the orignal News stories!

GREEN ISLE CHILDRENS RANCH CHANNEL 6 STORY: http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22461474/in...

KEN MOTON CHANNEL 9 STORY: http://www.wftv.com/news/22458549/detail.html
Joe Friday

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jul 23, 2010
Hey Wantabe, that "news"paper should hire you! Bout time somebody starts telling the truth round here!
Journalist Wanta Be

United States

#5 Jul 23, 2010
I appreciate your support, but some changes have to come to Lake county before the truth is allowed in public. All these suckers are just sitting around in a circle jerk sucking up any truths that are spinning around. Then they come up with some stupid story about the Taffee pull at Ms Peters house, when in reality it was a peter pull at Ms Taffee's house! Hope they don't forget to invite Gary, he'd be heart broken!
Disgusted

Avondale Estates, GA

#6 Jul 23, 2010
Exactly why would the Daily Commercial print the name of the father of the victim? Doesnt that reveal whom the victim is?

Great job brad, way to screw over a 10-year-old.
Joe Friday

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jul 23, 2010
And isn't it funny how the same Brad Buck seemed to go to great lengths to protect that Umatilla girl i mean woman that was allegedly raped but he sells out a 10 year old.
Buck Eyed Bob

Eustis, FL

#8 Jul 23, 2010
Why? Is Mr.Buck still employed? Is the Daily Commercial waiting to get sued? Or are they getting ready to file BANKRUPTCY?? He owes alot of family members and all the people involved ONE HELL of an apology!!
But then again...Is that Why? you Mr. Buck are working for the Daily Commercial,because you can NOT get a job for a decent paper? Who is your Boss?? They should also be held responsible for your actions.
I wonder

Atlanta, GA

#10 Jul 24, 2010
I moved here from Putnam a few years back, I wonder if this is the same Brad Buck that used to work for Florida Today?
I dont Know

United States

#11 Jul 24, 2010
I don't know if this idiot ever worked for Florida Today, but if Ron Wallace has got any test tickles
he shouldn't be working at the Daily Commercial tomorrow! You can't fix stupid! But you can sure as heck fire them or pay the settlements on the lawsuits stupid brings!
No Excuse

Tavares, FL

#12 Jul 24, 2010
People that subscribe to this paper should immediately cancel their subscribtion.
This paper should file Bankruptcy as soon as possible.What are they thinking?Heartles, sons of Bit***Who owns this paper? Are they aware of this? If so they must be from Lake County and are inbred just like alot of those reporters? What happened to the Daily Commercial and the good reporter's that they had?Mr.Buck do you have any class?It must be Politics. Games People Play.Mr.Buck you should be ashamed at that article.Did you ever stop and THINK? about what this poor child is going to go thru in life NOW that you burned him? You should start saving your own money.Maybe the child will thank you for a nice settlement.
Someone who knows

Atlanta, GA

#13 Jul 24, 2010
Hey Wonder - it is the same Buck
So the Buck Sucks

United States

#14 Jul 24, 2010
Buck needs to take a nice long hike! H better keep looing behind him! These Sumter county folks are good people. They don't take no poo poo and they settle their own complaints. Surely these children 10 and 7 have got a granddaddy who tried to save his some from this modern system of sickness and he may not take kindly to a want to be reporter with a huge lack of brains! I hope if so he kicks his ass til his nose bleeds!
The Children

Atlanta, GA

#15 Jul 25, 2010
Aren't adult suposed to protect kids
No Excuse

Eustis, FL

#16 Jul 25, 2010
Understatement.Yes.Buck,Sucks. Whoever is? So The Buck Sucks, knows what is going on...Buck needs a new job.Ron Wallace, is a piece of work for allowing this article to be written..but,then again.Nobody should be shocked. at what Ron Wallace does,.Ron Wallace has told several people that he is tired of working their.Is?Ron Wallace wanting the Daily Commercial to go Bankrupt?Ron Wallace is probably collecting money from good OL boy Peyton Grinnel,who is currently getting groomed by Bob Mc Kee to try to become the next Sheriff of Lake County.
gladys

Tallahassee, FL

#17 Dec 11, 2012
hello is there anyway we can help this kids
Daily Commercial Article wrote:
Father, roommate charged with sodomizing son
BRAD BUCK
Staff Writer, Daily Commercial
BUSHNELL -- A father and the man who lives with him and his children are charged with sodomizing the father's 10-year-old son, Sumter County sheriff's officials said.
Charles Coleman, 33, of Bushnell, was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual battery on a person less than 12, cultivation of marijuana and driving with a suspended or revoked license, said Lt. Kevin Hofecker.
A man who lived with Coleman and his children, Anthony Shelt, 44, was also charged with two counts of sexual battery on a person less than 12 and one county of cultivation of marijuana, detectives said Thursday. The second sexual battery count against Shelt stems from allegedly having oral sex on Coleman's 7-year-old son, deputies said.
While visiting his mother in Citrus County, the 10-year-old son told her about the sexual assaults, detectives said. The incidents were reported to Citrus County sheriff's investigators on July 15, then referred to Sumter County detectives the next day, Hofecker said.
Investigators interviewed the boy at Jessie's Place, a child advocacy center in Citrus County. The boy detailed being sodomized by this father at least once at their Bushnell home, Hofecker said.
Detectives found Coleman driving on County Road 575. They discovered his driver's license was suspended for failing to pay child support. Then, at Coleman's home, investigators found a 5-foot-tall marijuana plant growing on the front porch. They arrested Coleman at home and Shelt nearby.
In an interview later with investigators, Coleman admitted to sodomizing his son, Hofecker said. Both he and Shelt are being held at the Sumter County jail without bond.
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office victim advocate is coordinating serves being provided to the alleged victim and his family, Hofecker said.
victims advocates

United States

#19 Dec 11, 2012
Jeff Herman has brought yet another Elmo victim suit. And continues to work hard to bring more pedophiles and child sex abusers to criminal charges and civil suits as well.

http://www.ocala.com/article/20121210/WIRE/12... -

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