UPDATE DECEMBER 22, 2020: After further investigation into this case, Hilario Maldonado has been charged with additional counts of lewd or lascivious battery, directing or promoting a sexual performance of a child and possession of a sexual performance by a child. Anyone who has information about potentially similar encounters involving Maldonado is asked to contact Det. Steven Wheeler at SWheeler@vcso.us.
DELAND, FL – Sheriff’s detectives arrested Hilario Maldonado, 29, at his DeLand home in connection to a report of a missing 15 year old girl named Charleigh who was reported missing and possibly traveling with Maldonado on Monday.
Maldonado was taken into custody on charges of interfering with child custody and was later additionally charged with lewd and lascivious molestation. He is in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail with a bond of $7,500. The missing juvenile has since been located safely.