And yet another police officer from Florida who has, or is accused of, a sex crime. The list is growing.
By Lyda Longa
DAYTONA BEACH - A veteran officer with Orange County Corrections was jailed this week when Daytona Beach investigators charged him with attempting to seduce a 14-year-old girl.
Robert Slavin, a Port Orange resident who worked with Orange County’s Department of Corrections from 1984 to 2001 and achieved the rank of major, photographed himself from the waist down with his laptop computer as he touched himself, the arrest report shows. The 67-year-old also chatted with an individual whom he thought was a 13-year-old girl and described in detail what he would do to the teen once they met in person, the report states.
In reality, Slavin, who could not be reached for comment, was chatting with two detectives — one from Virginia and one from Daytona Beach.
When the Virginia investigator — Rodney Brisentine of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office — realized Slavin lived in Florida, he contacted the ICE-Brevard-Volusia Child Exploitation Team on June 25 and Daytona Beach detective Timothy Ehrenkaufer took over the investigation.
Brisentine had posed as a 13-year-old girl and chatted with Slavin from January to June, the report shows. When Slavin chatted with Brisentine — thinking it was the 13-year-old named “Lindsey” — he told her he wanted to have sex with her, the report shows.
Slavin also photographed himself with his laptop camera with the belief that Lindsey was watching him, the report shows. Instead he was being watched by Brisentine.
As they continued their chats, Brisentine informed Slavin that Lindsey would be having her 14th birthday in June. She also told the suspect that she would be visiting Florida, the report states.
When Ehrenkaufer took over the chats, Slavin — who used the name “Robbs148” — made a date with Lindsey so that the pair could have sex, the report shows. He told the teenager that he would pick her up on Clyde Morris Boulevard, a short drive from his residence on Swordfern Court in Port Orange, the report states.
When he showed up on Tuesday afternoon, however, he was greeted by Ehrenkaufer.
The investigator said Slavin’s arrest prompted the suspect’s wife to file a missing person’s report because Slavin didn’t come home that day.
“He was sitting in our wagon because we had arrested him,” Ehrenkaufer said.
When interviewed by Ehrenkaufer, Slavin confessed to his actions, the report states.
Slavin was charged with use of a computer to seduce/solicit/lure a child, travel to seduce/solicit/lure a child and transmission of harmful images to a minor. He was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail on Wednesday on $20,000 bail, court records show.