Port Charlotte man arrested on sexual battery, drug charges

March 18th, 2015 by Staff

Boccio, 29, is no stranger to law enforcement. He's got several prior arrests in Charlotte County.

(BTSL Staff) PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – A 29-year-old Port Charlotte man is facing sexual assault and drug charges following his arrest Friday by Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies.

Michael Jude Boccio was booked into the Charlotte County Jail where he is being held on a bond of $3 million dollars.

According to a CCSO report the victim in the sexual assault case is an eight-year-old girl known to the suspect. The child told investigators that Boccio told her he was taking her ‘mudding’ in a nearby wooded area.

The report states the suspect took off the child’s clothes and engaged her in various sexual acts. The victim gave detectives graphic details about three separate sex acts that took place.

Boccio was located at a local business shortly after midnight on Friday, March 13th and arrested him on three counts of sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12.

A search warrant was issued for the suspect’s residence and executed several hours after Boccio was taken into custody. During a search of the home deputies confiscated a large amount of narcotics.

They located 104 vials of suspected anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, five vials of Cialis and eight vials of Viagra. Deputies also retrieved a bottle of white powdery substance late identified as cocaine.

Boccio was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana and more than $18,000 in cash. In addition to the sexual battery charges the suspect is facing one count of cocaine possession, one count of marijuana possession and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Additional charges may be filed against Boccio as the investigation continues.

One Response

  1. Was a friend

    Hoping that none of this is true. Thought he was a loving caring father. My thoughts go out to his children, the young girl that this happened to especially!, and his boss who is a great person. I can only imagine the hurt he feels. I hope and pray the child in these horrible events gets the help and support she needs. May everyone affected by his actions come through this terrible set of incidents on top. Keep your heads and minds strong. God bless.

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