Bradenton man arrested for sexual battery of girl

A Bradenton man has been arrested for the sexually battery of a young girl. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says it arrested 40-year-old Kelley P. McDermid on Wednesday. Full Story
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Mother of three

Largo, FL

#1 Feb 22, 2008
I think they should castrate him so we wont have to deal with evil monsters like that

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peg

New Port Richey, FL

#3 Feb 22, 2008
4 years before this was reported?

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Rick

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 22, 2008
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Sh it,they should just the inmates know all about him and let them have a half a hour with him,while the CO's look the other way:)
Send him to the Hillsborough County Orient Jail, let the Deputies who have children beat the crap out of him while claiming he resisted, then place him in a Community Area with a broadcast PA system a message verifying his charges and look away for that half hour. Heck I may have a little respect for the Deputies at that point........ok I lied, naaaaaa they won't have my respect.

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teagal

Sarasota, FL

#5 Feb 22, 2008
I met Kelley a couple of times at his pawn shop and he always semed like a great guy. He talked about his Christian life and his young son. Who would have guessed?

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bronx boy

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#6 Feb 23, 2008
To the 2 women who have already found kelley guilty. perhaps you might want to see if he is found guilty or innocent in court before you castrate him or have him drop a bar of soap in prison. Hope you are never on a jury.

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Rick

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 23, 2008
bronx boy wrote:
To the 2 women who have already found kelley guilty. perhaps you might want to see if he is found guilty or innocent in court before you castrate him or have him drop a bar of soap in prison. Hope you are never on a jury.
You can not even be serious having the nerve to think someone like this idiot has the chance on being proved innocent with D.N.A. evidence in such cases. I sure hope that New York has better schooling for the benefit of the citizens then the stupidity that you displayed in your post. You seem to know a lot about dropping the soap in prison and citizens wanting to castrate such offenders, I am curious how you know so much, hmmmmm ? Think before you post for now on is my recommendation.

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a close friend

Largo, FL

#8 Feb 26, 2008
There has not been a guilty verdict yet, won't you feel stupid for bashing him if it's not true.To all those that want to bash this man... why don't you fall to your knees and pray for him instead! Don't throw his christianity in his face... To anyone who has not sinned- let them be the judge (to which their was only on man who could say that- and He hung on a cross for Kelley! Start praying for the family and the children involved instead of wasting your time being mean!

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a close friend

Largo, FL

#9 Feb 26, 2008
There has not been a guilty verdict yet, won't you feel stupid for bashing him if it's not true.To all those that want to bash this man... why don't you fall to your knees and pray for him instead! Don't throw his christianity in his face... To anyone who has not sinned- let them be the judge (to which there was only one man who could say that- and He hung on a cross for Kelley)! Start praying for the family and the children involved instead of wasting your time being mean! Do you really have the right to be Judge, Jury and executioner?

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An old friend

Spring Hill, FL

#10 Feb 27, 2008
I have known Kelley personally fo over 18 years and I was shocked and saddened to hear of his arrest. I will pray for all of the people involved the accusers and her family, Kelley and his loved ones, I will even pray for our legal system.

Peace

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Sleeves

New Port Richey, FL

#11 Feb 27, 2008
An old friend wrote:
I have known Kelley personally fo over 18 years and I was shocked and saddened to hear of his arrest. I will pray for all of the people involved the accusers and her family, Kelley and his loved ones, I will even pray for our legal system.
Peace
BEWARE OF THOSE WHO WEAR THEIR religion ON THEIR SLEEVES.

It seems to never fail, this cautionary note.

As to you praying for the whole bunch, you better go 24/7. No TV tomight, kiddo.

Maybe the HE will be generous with this guy's soul but let's hope his body gets a good going over bu humans.(Only if he's guilty of course.)

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Another old friend

Zephyrhills, FL

#12 Mar 1, 2008
Kelley has been a friend of mine for over 15 years. He would be the first to admit that he is far from the perfect person that we all should aspire to be, but I have known few people as open or encouraging to those around him.
There will be a trial and a verdict, but until then we should keep ALL of those involved in our thoughts and prayers. Someone has injured a child tremendously - be it through sexual molestation or by manipulating her into falsely accusing someone of the worst of crimes. The center of our thoughts and prayers should be on the child, and anyone found guilty of contributing to HER current ordeal should be made fully aware of the damage they have done.

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Hopefully not so

Bradenton, FL

#13 Mar 3, 2008
I hope that Kelley is innocent. If he isn't guilty, his reputation is ruined, if he is guilty, his reputation is ruined. It is a hard charge to fight. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.

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noname

Bradenton, FL

#14 Mar 10, 2008
i was his next door neighbor its hard to think that this stuff happened in the house next door. he seemed like a nice guy but that goes to show you that looks are desieving. i myself am a christian but no sin like that can never be forgiven at least not in the eyes of the people and the little girl that this happened to i will pray for that girl because no one should have to go through something like this at sucha young age or ever for that matter.

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Oldest Friend

Wimauma, FL

#15 Mar 25, 2008
Well, I have waited a bit to chime in here. I have known Kelley for almost 30 years. I truly do not understand this and am in as much denial as shock and anger. I feel so badly for his children, and for the alleged victim. I was his first friend when he moved to Florida from Upstate New York. I knew most of his family. I read recently his brother Jerry died, maybe two weeks ago. His parents, must be going through hell. And I feel so sorry for them. I am praying for the victim. I am praying for the truth to be revealed, whatever that truth is. Kelley has always fought hard for his children to my knowledge. He was regarded as a professional by the sherrifs department in his business dealings and given awards. He held an MBA, and previously worked in the mental health field. Certainly, to my knowledge, in Highschool, a period of time that Kelley and I were not very close, I think he may have had some addictions to substances....nothing I was ever really aware of as we had different friends in High School. I can tell you that in my time with him as a child....never any signs of abuse in his household...and this type of behavior to my understanding is often learned behavior. I can not and will not turn my back on my friend. If he has commited this mortal sin, face it , he will burn in Hell forever and deserves to. However, for now, I think its correct to put focus on his legal rights and those of the accusing victim. His life is in the hands of the justice system. His soul is in the hands of God. If he is found guilty, then so be it, and may all attention be paid to the victim. If he is found legitamately innocent, then hopefully the Truth will find a way to heal all involved. Judging form the one report released byt he SHT, quoting a phone conversation...well, its pretty damning. But media is media, and we have all been given the constitutional right to a fair and speedy trial. Lets focus on this and not the stereotypes. And of course, lets focus on the healing. There is nothing right that can be said here. A horrible horrible tragedy in any outcome.

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High School classmate

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#16 Jun 10, 2008
I just found out today with regards to Kelley's arrest and the charges he faces. I have known Kelley since at least high school and graduated in the same class with him. I have also known him since he had his pawn shop on manatee avenue some 8 years ago. Like those who have stated knowing Kelley, not once has he ever given any indications of anykind to do something like this. However, I am in full agreement with several basic facts: 1) Let us not forget the victim (actual or cohearced)and the families this tragic event will be effecting for many years to come. 2) He has legal rights like each and everyone of us! Legal rights that are guaranteed by the US Constitution, so while everyone is entitled to their opinion, also a right, it is not our position to be the street corner judge and pass judgement. Trust me, if we where in his postition being accused and I mean ACCUSED, each and everyone of us would sing a different tune. 3) Even if he is found innocent, society will not let him forget this situation because people just don't want to believe in the good, but always the bad. 4) If he is found guilty, then by all means he needs to face the music and be sentenced to the max. 5) "He, who is without sin cast the first stone" So, take all your anger, shock, and rage and redirect it where it needs to be spent. Let us all pray for all those who have been wronged, abused, and mistreated. Let us pray for all the victims, families, friends, communities, and those who have to serve on juries and the bench. Do I make sense? Am I getting my point across? I do not condone any form of abuse the victim has had to experience and I also do not condone social misconduct and media lynch mobs either!

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marley

North Port, FL

#17 Sep 16, 2008
Another old friend wrote:
Kelley has been a friend of mine for over 15 years. He would be the first to admit that he is far from the perfect person that we all should aspire to be, but I have known few people as open or encouraging to those around him.
There will be a trial and a verdict, but until then we should keep ALL of those involved in our thoughts and prayers. Someone has injured a child tremendously - be it through sexual molestation or by manipulating her into falsely accusing someone of the worst of crimes. The center of our thoughts and prayers should be on the child, and anyone found guilty of contributing to HER current ordeal should be made fully aware of the damage they have done.
thanks. and to anyone who thinks this did'nt really happen to me, your wrong. i would never make any of this up, ever. im 13 years old, and i know right from wrong. please don't act like i'm a clueless child. i hope he stays in jail forever.

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rubygoober

Dalton, GA

#18 Sep 17, 2008
marley wrote:
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thanks. and to anyone who thinks this did'nt really happen to me, your wrong. i would never make any of this up, ever. im 13 years old, and i know right from wrong. please don't act like i'm a clueless child. i hope he stays in jail forever.
I'm going to assume "marley" is the victim here as I type this...IF this happened to you, you are the victim & it is not your fault. I believe this is getting ready to go to court in the very near future so go in with your head held high and tell the truth.

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“1 John 4:4”

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#19 Sep 17, 2008
I posted about Kelley back in February and I'll say it again.
I met Kelley, he seemed like your average good guy running a business and trying to make a life for his son and himself.
He discussed going to Church with me. I'd never have believed he could do this.
I was in total shock!!

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Lexi

Tampa, FL

#20 Jan 22, 2009
Kelley has been found guilty. Please stop wasting your negative energy on him and focus on the child, his children, family, the jurors, his friends, the community. Donate time, money, supplies to an abuse shelter. Find something positive to do with your energy and time. God bless you.
Ron

Tampa, FL

#21 Jan 22, 2009
This guy hasn't been found guilty of anything. This could be nothing more than a false accusation. In these type of cases all it takes is a false accusation to establish probable cause, arrested, and charged (Prima Facie). This guy could be the victim. So many ignorent people jump to conclusions until something like this happens to them.

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