Deputies arrest stepfather for sexual battery of stepdaughter


Osceola County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a stepfather who was accused of sexually battering his stepdaughter.

On May 30, deputies began investigating the sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.


The child said her stepfather has been sexually battering her for the past four months, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

The incidents occurred in both Osceola and Orange counties. Detectives from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, responded and continued the investigation. Ortiz was cooperative with detectives and admitted to the allegations, the report stated.

Ortiz was arrested for five counts of capital sexual battery, six counts of lewd/lascivious molestation and two counts of lewd/lascivious exhibition.

Ortiz is facing additional charges for the incidents that occurred in the jurisdiction of Orange County.

Anyone with information regarding this case or any additional victims is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.