DELTONA, Florida — Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators filed more sex charges against 22-year-old Thomas Fleming who is already accused of abusing a 4-year-old girl after learning that the defendant and his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Autumn Ash, also allegedly abused a 7-month-old baby.
In addition to filing more sexual battery charges against Fleming, investigators have arrested Ash and charged her with five counts of sexual battery.
The investigation was launched on Friday after pictures of Fleming allegedly having sex with the 4-year-old were discovered on Ash’s cell phone. Deputies say that she initially denied knowing they were there. But after further questioning, she allegedly admitted knowing about the pornographic pictures and videos and said when they were dating, Fleming would send them to her and then the two of them would text each other and talk about sexual fantasies involving the child.
The discovery led to Fleming’s arrest Friday night on two counts of sexual battery. But as investigators continued to examine the child images on Ash’s cell phone, they discovered a second victim also being abused. Investigators identified the second victim as a 7-month-old baby girl.
Deputies say that Ash admitted that she and Fleming had taken pictures of the baby and performed sex acts on her on multiple occasions. After abusing the baby, Ash said she and Fleming would then have sex. Based on the additional information uncovered in the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office arrested Ash on Monday and also filed three additional sexual battery charges against Fleming.
During questioning, Volusia deputies say that Fleming admitted to having sex with the 4-year-old girl and taking pictures of the two of them during the sexual encounters and then sending them to a woman who was his girlfriend at the time. Fleming also shot video clips of the sexual activity as well from his cell phone. Fleming is suspected of having sex with the 4-year-old girl on numerous occasions.
After the images were discovered, the Sex Crimes Unit along with Sheriff’s investigators who specialize in working Internet crimes against children were able to quickly use their technological and investigative skills to access the images for evidentiary purposes, track down the suspect and secure an arrest in a matter of hours.
Ash, who lives in Orange City, and Fleming, who lists a Deltona address, are in jail being held without bond. The Sheriff’s Office’s Sex Crimes Unit and its Internet Crimes Against Children Unit are continuing to investigate. Both defendants are expected to face additional charges, including possession of child pornography.
Anyone with information about Fleming or additional victims is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s Sex Crimes Unit at (386) 323-3574.
What is WRONG with these people???? How are they allowed to breathe the same air as myself???? UGH!
i know both of them and this is just gross and its happening to my friends family they make me sick i hope hey rote in hell!
yeah and the 4 yr old was his.
That has now been deleted as well.
I absolutley agree, instead of putting them in segregation put them in with the other inmates and see how they like it.
"Jeffery Dahmer ENDINGS" for both of them!!!
Can't believe she did this, I'm still in shock! There was always something off about her that never clicked, never thought itd be something like this though, hit way to close to home, never thought id know someone like this.
These two are scum of the earth. They need to be stoned to death in a public forum. Maybe if the evil of the world knew they would be given such swift justice, they would rethink their disgusting behavior. Straight from the courtroom to a courtyard where they are killed instantly! These two are wasting oxygen by being allowed to be put up in a cell on our dime and for years to come we will have to provide for them to keep them off the streets.
yeah i know both these douche bags. used to chill with them everyday. had no idea they would be like this. i hope they both get butt raped daily by the biggest black guy in prison for the rest of their lives. best of luck to the children though.