DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police have arrested a man they say had sexual contact with a child, and they're now looking for other minors who may have had inappropriate contact with him.
- Samuel Tyler Fugatt accused of sexual contact with child
- Daytona Beach Police think there could be other child victims
- Investigators are asking people to come forward
Samuel Tyler Fugatt, 28, of Daytona Beach was arrested Thursday on charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a child and child abuse.
Police said they conducted surveillance on his home for two days after receiving a tip from the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Police said Fugatt has been using multiple social media platforms to track down his victims, specifically at-risk teens.
Fugatt would reportedly offer drugs and alcohol to lure them to his home, then have sex with the alleged victims.
"A lot of these girls are runaways, some are in the foster system, and that’s pretty much who he preys on," said Deputy Chief Jakari Young with the Daytona Beach Police Department.
Police said so far only one alleged victim has come forward.
When she showed up to the hospital with Fugatt recently, the Department of Children and Families got involved and tipped off police.
"What he was doing was he'd get one girl at the house, he'd take her phone and then go through her social media, and invite her friends to come over and drink and party, and hang out and get them wrapped up in a situation, and continue that cycle until he had a handful of possible victims out there," said Sgt. Tim Ehrenkaufer.
Police said they're also looking into whether Fugatt's current wife was underage when the two got together. They have two children.
Friday, Fuggatt appeared before a judge and was denied bond. He was remains in Volusia County Jail.
Anyone who thinks they may have been victimized by Fugatt or knows of someone who may have had inappropriate contact is asked to contact Daytona Beach Police's Criminal Investigations Division at 386-671-5200.
Reporter Brittany Jones contributed to this story.