The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has arrested former JSO lieutenant, Christopher Tyree, for sexual battery against a child under 12.
The arrest warrant says the victim contacted law enforcement in April 2022, reporting the abuse when she was a child. Detectives learned during the investigation that Tyree was a suspect in another case where two female juveniles reported Tyree inappropriately touched them. They also uncovered a case out of Volusia County, where Tyree was investigated for having inappropriate conversations with a 14-year-old girl over Instagram.
Tyree has pleaded not guilty and is being held on a $1.5 million bond.
This is a developing story and we will continue to update it as we get more information.