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Justin Sigmon, Former Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Charged with Child Sex Abuse with 12 year old

By: Accountability News Staff PUBLISHED: JUNE 5, 2023

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested a now-former deputy Justin Sigmon, of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, in Miami after allegedly making inappropriate physical contact with a child while on a cruise.

Sigmon was charged on May 30th with abusive sexual contact with a minor under the age of 12. Federal court documents state a witness reported Sigmon was molesting a child under 12 while aboard the Carnival Sunrise cruise ship on May 26. The witness reported seeing Sigmon sexually abuse the victim while they were seated on his lap for approximately 10 minutes. The witness stated they were seated in the dining room at a table adjacent to Sigmon and had a clear view of the incident. The witness said they begin recording the incident, which was also recorded on the ship’s surveillance cameras.

A forensic interviewer interviewed the victim, but they denied Sigmon touching their private area and claimed Sigmon touched their legs. However, the FBI says the video recordings “directly refute” the victim’s rendition of the incident. Sigmon claimed it was not intended to be “sexual.” He said that if another man touched his daughter in the same way he would have “punched him in the face.”

This is a developing story.

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