BUNNELL, FL – During a hearing on April 2, 2024, Donald Andrew Sharp, 23, was sentenced to six life terms for crimes he committed against two underage children in 2022. He will also be declared a sexual predator.

In February, a Flagler County jury found Sharp guilty of four counts of Sexual Battery on person less than 12 years of age, Principal in First-Degree Sexual Battery on person less than 12 years of age, Principal to Lewd/Lascivious Molestation on person less than 12 years of age, and Lewd/Lascivious Molestation on person less than 12 years of age.

“This pervert deserved the death penalty but getting six life sentences will result in a long and painful rest of his life,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “With this sentence he can never prey on another child and hurt them for his sexual satisfaction. I commend our Major Case Unit for an excellent job investigating this case and even traveling so far as West Virginia to bring him to justice, and State Attorney RJ Larizza for his team prosecuting this dirtbag.”

Original news release below.

Sex Offense Suspect Caught In West Virginia

21-Year-Old Man Will Be Extradited For Encounters With Two Underage Victims

HUNTINGTON, WV – Detectives with the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) traveled to West Virginia to track down a man wanted for sex crimes against two underage children while they were in his care in Flagler County.

Two additional felony charges were filed on Monday (August 22, 2022) against 21-year-old Donald

Andrew Sharp by FCSO’s Major Case Unit (MCU). Sharp was initially arrested by the Huntington (WV) Police Department on August 13, 2022 on a felony warrant MCU detectives obtained with nationwide extradition authority.

While in West Virginia, detectives interviewed Sharp regarding several cases where he was a suspect.


Donald Andrew Sharp (Florida Driver’s License photo)
Sharp’s Date Of Birth: 02/24/2001

“This pervert took advantage of two children who are young enough to be in elementary school,” said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. “He took away their childhood innocence and now he’s learning how the long arm of the law really works. Our thanks to the Huntington Police Department for working alongside our Major Case Unit detectives to arrest him as a fugitive from justice so that he can be extradited back to Flagler County to answer for his horrendous crimes.”

MCU detectives believe Sharp performed sex acts on the younger of the two victims multiple times over the course of a year at the victim’s Palm Coast home while babysitting that child. It appears Sharp also forced that female child and an older male child to perform sex acts on each other while he watched.

Sharp is now facing three felony charges, including sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age.

That charge was the basis for the first arrest warrant. The two additional charges filed on Monday by FCSO are principal to sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age and principal to lewd & lascivious molestation on a victim under 12 years of age.

More charges may be filed in the future as this active and ongoing investigation continues.

Sharp is currently held without bond at a West Virginia jail and will remain there until he is extradited.

Sharp has no prior criminal record in Flagler County.