ORLANDO, Fla. – A youth mentor and community activist in Orlando has been arrested and faces charges of lewd or lascivious behavior involving at least one 17-year-old girl, court records show.
DeMarcus Womack, 31, was booked into the Orange County jail on Tuesday.
When News 6 requested the case report, Orlando police released a heavily redacted document. Officers cited Marsy’s Law and the fact that it was part of an ongoing investigation for the redactions.
According to an arrest report released Wednesday night, police said they received several accusations that Womack had forcefully molested 17-year-old girls on three separate occasions.
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Investigators said they found social media messages involving Womack that could act as evidence of the charges.
On Tuesday, police said they found Womack along with several juveniles near North Parramore Avenue and West Robinson Boulevard. Due to the fact that evidence was on Womack’s cell phone and could be easily destroyed, an emergency arrest warrant was issued for Womack, police said.
Womack worked at the Parramore Kidz Zone. The city of Orlando released a statement about his arrest Wednesday afternoon, which reads:
"Demarcus Womack was a contract employee who worked with the City of Orlando’s Parramore Kidz Zone.
Upon learning of his arrest today, his contract of employment was terminated effective immediately.
We were disturbed to learn of this arrest. We take the safety of all our residents and youth very seriously and as such, we have notified Womack directly that he is currently prohibited from returning to city property or working with any city programs."City of Orlando spokesperson
It is not clear whether Parramore Kidz Zone played any part in the investigation into Womack.
The Parramore Kidz Zone is an organization in Orlando that seeks to promote the well-being of children and teens in Orlando’s highest-poverty neighborhood through after-school programs.
Womack faces three counts of lewd or lascivious behavior involving touching a minor between 16 and 17 years old. He has since bonded out of jail.
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