Florida doctor charged with sexual battery of 15-year-old boy says he was just 'cuddling'

Suspect says he knew teen since victim was 2 years old

Alexander Ralys, 30, of Jacksonville.

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida doctor is accused of raping a 15-year-old boy in DeBary, and Volusia County authorities are searching for other possible victims.

Alexander Ralys, 30, of Jacksonville, was staying with others Wednesday, including the victim, at his childhood friend's family home in DeBary, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, someone in the home called 911 to report they had walked in on Ralys molesting the victim, deputies said. The 911 caller said he kicked Ralys out of the home after he walked into the 15-year-old's bedroom and saw Ralys naked from the waist down on top of the victim.

Ralys told the 911 caller that "he was lonely and went to sleep in (the victim's) room and that was all," according to the report.

The victim told detectives that when he woke up, his boxers were off and Ralys must have removed them. He also said Ralys sexually battered him and that this was not the first time it had happened, according to the report. Several months ago, the victim told authorities Ralys showed him porn and performed a sexual act on him.

Ralys told detectives he couldn't sleep and walked around the house, finding only the victim was awake. The suspect said he laid down in the bottom bunk next to the teen and all he did was cuddle with the victim, but at some point during the "cuddling" he was on top of the 15-year-old, according to the report.

Ralys said he has known the victim since he was 2 years old and denied sexually battering him, deputies said. Ralys is charged with sexual battery with physical form on a victim older than 12 years old. He was booked into the Volusia County Jail Thursday.

During a first appearance Friday, a Volusia County judge set Ralys bail at $15,000.

Ralys is currently employed as a first-year resident at the Orange Park Medical Center, west of Jacksonville. As of Thursday afternoon, Ralys was still listed as a family medicine doctor on the practice's website. News 6 has emailed the medical center for comment on this story.

Sheriff's Office officials said additional charges are pending further investigation.

Deputies are also asking anyone who may have information about any similar incidents to contact detectives with the VCSO Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.