VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL – A Ponte Vedra Beach man has been arrested on charges he molested two girls in Volusia County several years ago. Due to his position working with a Central Florida charitable organization, the Volusia Sheriff’s Office is asking members of the public to report any additional potential cases.
Gregory Somers, 51, was arrested Monday on two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under 12. According to authorities, the victims in this case were not strangers to Somers, but the nature of their relationship is not being released to protect their identities.
Now teenagers, both girls reported Somers molested them while staying at their home in Volusia County sometime in the 2013 to 2015 timeframe.
Through interviews with Somers and others, detectives became aware that he volunteered with the Catholic Charities of Central Florida in Melbourne, including with its emergency family services program. Somers also listed professional experience as a financial advisor for the organization.
Somers remains in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond as of this writing. Anyone with information about any additional cases is asked to contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.