Man accused of sexually battering 2 girls arrested, Volusia deputies say

Dustin Price, 33, arrested Wednesday

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of sexually battering two girls who are younger than twelve is now locked up in the Volusia County jail, according to deputies.

Dustin Price, 33, was arrested Wednesday at the Blessing Motel in DeLand.

The sheriff’s office said detectives began investigating Price in fall 2021.

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Deputies said Price was not a stranger to the victims.

Price was found to have images of child sex abuse in his possession, some of which were made by Price and featured one of the victims.

He faces two counts of sexual battery on a person younger than 12 and 22 counts of possession of a sexual performance by a child.

Investigators encourage anyone else who may have been a victim of Price to call the sheriff’s office at 386-323-3574.


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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.