Brother of Orlando Police Chief arrested, charged with sexual battery on a child

The brother of Orlando Police Chief John Mina has been arrested on sex charges involving a child.  

Edward Mina is in the Orange County Jail on charges of sexual battery on a child under 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 12, according to jail records. 

The 51-year-old was booked into the jail just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. He will make his first appearance on Wednesday afternoon.

In a statement to Fox 35 Chief John Mina said:  “These are extremely serious and disturbing criminal allegations. At this time, I am most concerned with the welfare and privacy of the child involved, and won't be making any further comment.”