Crawfordville, Florida - July 19, 2011
Two Crawfordville residents, a 40-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, face sexual assault and cruelty toward a child charges in connection with a July 4 sexual act with a Taylor County juvenile, according to Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey.
On July 11, Detective Erika Buckley received information that a female juvenile was photographed nude and engaged in a sex act with Salena Marie McVey, 26. During the investigation, Det. Buckley learned that McVey and Melvin Santos, 40, traveled to Perry in late June to pick-up the 16-year-old female and spent a week with her in Wakulla County.
The victim told investigators that they consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana during their time together and took several sexually oriented nude photographs.
Santos and McVey were both charged with cruelty toward a child: promoting a sexual performance by a child. Santos was also charged with cruelty toward a child: abuse. McVey faces charges of sexual assault: unlawful sexual act with a minor and possession of a photograph of a sexual performance by a child. McVey was arrested July 15 and is being held in the Wakulla County Jail under a $25,000 bond. Santos was arrested July 19 and is also being held in jail under a $25,000 bond.
Taylor County law enforcement officials are also investigating the case for activity that occurred in Perry.