The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested registered nurse 41-year-old, Neil Melvin of Lake City Florida after they received reports he allegedly sexually assaulted a child when he was receiving a physical exam. It is also alleged that Melvin sent the child sexual Snapchat posts after the assault.
Melvin works at an undisclosed local clinic is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRM). He was charged with transmission of harmful materials to a minor and solicitation of a minor for sex.
The investigation of Melvin started on May 9, 2019, after the FDLE received reports that a male child who was Melvin’s patient was sexually assaulted. Law enforcement believed Melvin touched the child while he was having a physical examination inappropriately and started to message the victim with sexual content on Snapchat.
The FDLE, as part of the investigation, had an undercover agent, pretending to be the boy, communicate with Melvin.
During the communication, the nurse said he wanted to have sexual relations with the boy, and sent the victim a picture of himself wearing his underwear focusing on his groin. He also said he wanted to meet the child.
Melvin was arrested on May 14 after evidence was gathered, and he was transported to the Columbia County Jail, where he was booked. Additional charges may be levied against the nurse.
Written by Barbara Sobel
WTXL: FDLE: Local nurse molested child during physical exam, sent sexual messages on Snapchat
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