FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - Two men in Florida have been arrested on multiple child sex abuse charges, involving multiple children, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday.
Ja'Vere Lumpkins, 20, and 18-year-old Marcian Thompson Jr. were both taken into custody on Friday on charges of sexual battery on a person under 12, lewd or lascivious molestation on a person under 12, and lewd or lascivious exhibition by a person under 18, according to FCSO. Additional charges are pending, FCSO said.
Lumpkins was arrested at a home in Flagler County. Thompson was arrested at a home in Orlando. Both are being held on no bond.
"Anyone who takes away a child’s innocence away deserves to stay behind bars forever. I hope these arrests allow some closure to the victims and their families, and they are able to get the help they need," Sheriff Rick Staly said in a prepared statement.
No other details were immediately released.