NR 23-01 BREVARD TEACHER ARRESTED FOR TRAVELLING TO MEET A MINOR
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 64-year-old, Timothy Liscum of Melbourne, after he traveled to a location in Brevard County expecting to meet a minor child for the purpose of having sexual relations. Liscum, who is a teacher at Satellite High School, was taken into custody this afternoon and charged with Use of a Computer to Solicit a Child and Travel to Meet after Use of a Computer to Lure a child. He is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on $70,000 Bond. Liscum has been employed with the Brevard County School Board for the last 30 years.
The investigation began earlier this week, after the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Satellite Beach Police Department who requested assistance with the investigation. The complaint alleged that Liscum had been communicating through an electronic device with one of the students at the school. The student became concerned about the content of the conversations and told another student, as well as a trusted teacher. The teacher reported the information to school administrators, who contacted the minor student’s parent.
An Agent with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Offender Registration and Tracking (SORT) Unit took over the online identity of the child and during subsequent conversations, Liscum solicited the student to meet this afternoon for the purpose of having sexual relations. Liscum was arrested when he arrived at the pre-determined location.
The investigation is continuing to determine if Liscum may have victimized any other children.
Anyone who may have information about Timothy Liscum is asked to please call Agent Aja Stake at 321-633-8410 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.