Around 9 p.m. Thursday evening, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies responded to a call about a noise complaint in the area of Matanzas Woods Golf Course. Upon investigating the noise, it was discovered that 48-year-old Alphonso Joseph of Blare Drive was having a sexual relationship with a juvenile.

The Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Dispatch Center received a call about loud music playing in the area of Matanzas Woods Golf course. Upon deputies arrival a grey Toyota Camry was located. The deputies then observed two males in the back seat pulling up their pants. The males were interviewed separately and it was discovered the victim was a juvenile who stated they met on a dating app. When asked what they were doing in the area, Joseph stated they were “just chillin” and he had taken his shirt off because it was hot in the car.

“This sick and twisted individual preyed on a young child,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Great work by our deputies and detectives on arresting this child molester that took advantage of a child. This is another prime example of ‘See Something, Say Something,’ well in this case it was ‘hear something, say something’ worked and we thank the concerned citizen who alerted the Sheriff’s Office of suspicious activity.”

Joseph was arrested and transported to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility. He’s facing charges of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Victim Over 12 Under 16 Years of Age. He was released on Friday morning on a $15,000 bond.

Date: July 18, 2022

Prepared by: Public Affairs Office, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office   

Release #: 2022-176


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