NR 15-78 Titusville Woman Arrested for Making False Report to DCF Hotline

August 28, 2015 - 3:00 pm Author: Category:

Agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 42-year-old Dana Delaney Loyd of Titusville, for Filing a False Report of Child Abuse and Stalking. The arrest was based upon an Arrest Warrant, which was authorized by the State Attorney’s Office and issued by the Court. Loyd was transported to the Brevard County Jail where she is being held on $10,500 bond.

The investigation commenced after the defendant contacted the Florida Abuse Hotline on April 29, 2015, reporting an allegation of sexual battery on a juvenile and child neglect. The defendant falsely identified herself as a substitute teacher who had heard the alleged victim make statements that her father, had a sexual relationship with her and referred the operator to the online publication, Brevard’s Best News.com for additional details. The investigation revealed that the defendant had never met nor spoken with the alleged victim and was providing information that was contained in a police report of a previously unfounded allegation reported in 2010 in North Carolina.

The investigation uncovered that the defendant contacted a local sports club where the father of the victim was a volunteer and advised them that he was molesting a child. The father was suspended from his position until an internal investigation was completed. The defendant also contacted a prospective employer of the father in another state and advised them they should go to her blog to read about his inappropriate relationship with his daughter and that he should not hire him. The defendant also engaged in a course of conduct of contacting persons known to the father, referring them to the articles contained on her blog.

Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office SVU Agent Robert Fischer at 321-633-8419, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call Major Tod Goodyear through the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162.