The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 17-year-old Angelo Sontai-Perez, who is charged with Extortion -Soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct, and Two (s) counts of Sexual performance by a child; child pornography.
In October of 2023, a female student reported to Okeechobee High School administrators and School Resource Deputies that she was actively being coerced to perform certain acts via text and through various social media apps.
Due to the allegations, the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was requested to conduct an official criminal investigation.
The initial interview with the reporting juvenile victim confirmed the criminal acts were, in fact, taking place and further revealed several other potential young victims.
Extensive investigation and interviews with several victims led to search warrant requests for Angelo Sontai-Perez’s telephonic device(s).
Once the requested records were produced and reviewed, it was determined that Angelo Sonati-Perez met the criteria to be charged with the aforementioned criminal acts.
As a reminder, per Florida State Statute 119, information about juveniles charged with felonies is public record.
The victims’ names are not being released in accordance with Marcy’s Law.