A married Florida man and his girlfriend are charged with molesting a 2-year-old in their care.
Jason Zeak, 35, and his girlfriend Andrea Shearin, 31, are each charged with one count of lewd or lascivious molestation, one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition, and one count of child abuse in the case that was reported to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Child Exploitation Unit this week.
The exact date of the abuse is unconfirmed, but it’s believed to have occurred in October 2022, when Zeak and Shearin engaged in a sex act with the 2-year-old victim.
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Deputies say the incident was discovered after Zeak’s spouse learned about his extramarital affair with Shearin, and obtained hundreds of text messages that included evidence of the abuse.
To protect the identity of the child victim, his specific relationship to the defendant(s) is not being released.
The messages reviewed by VSO detectives included detailed references to the sexual abuse, as well as a discussion of plans for future abuse.
Zeak and Shearin were each arrested Wednesday night and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail.
Zeak remained in custody on $152,500 bond as of this writing. Shearin posted $152,500 bond and was released Thursday night.