On Monday December 18th, 46 year old Douglas Aron Ortiz was arrested for 5 Counts of Capital Sexual Battery (Victim Under 12), 4 Counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (Victim Under 12), 1 Count of Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition, and 1 Count of Resisting Arrest without Violence.

The investigation started on Monday when the juvenile victim told her mother that Ortiz had been doing “adult things” to her. The child described on-going sexual abuse for the past year. Ortiz gained access to the child because of his relationship with the child’s mother.

Ortiz initially resisted the deputy’s efforts to place him in handcuffs, but eventually cooperated with the investigation and admitted to the abuse allegations. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail without further incident.

Positively Osceola realizes that subjects like these can be uncomfortable to read and that we typically feature the positive in our community, but community awareness of tragic realities like this can save lives and can be of great assistance to our law enforcement agencies as they protect the community.

If anyone has any information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars. Crimeline.org