Grand Jury Indictment for Sexual Battery on a Child and Sexual Activity with an Animal

State Attorney Amira Fox convened the Lee County Grand Jury and they returned an indictment Tuesday, against Jeremy Brian Brumbaugh, II, for four counts of Sexual Battery, Child less than 12 years of age, capital felonies, two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, life felonies, and one count of Sexual Activities with Animals, a third-degree felony.

The indictment against Brumbaugh alleges in part that on several occasions in 2023, in Lee County, the defendant did unlawfully commit a sexual battery upon a child less than 12 years of age and did intentionally, in a lewd or lascivious manner, touch a child less than 12 years of age.

The indictment also alleges that the defendant intentionally and knowingly engaged in sexual contact with an animal or did knowingly film or possess any pornographic image or video of a person and an animal engaged in sexual contact.

“The atrocious acts in this case took place before October of 2023, when the law changed allowing us to seek the death penalty for capital sexual battery so this case does not qualify for the death penalty. But consider this a warning and a promise, if you engage in the sexual abuse of a child, and we can proceed with seeking the death penalty, we will,” said State Attorney Fox.

Assistant State Attorney Francine Donnorummo, Special Victims Unit Chief, and Assistant State Attorney Taryn Vaughn, will be prosecuting the case.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement led the investigation into this multi-layered case.

“Brumbaugh’s actions are horrifying and unacceptable. We take crimes against children as a top priority in the State of Florida. FDLE appreciates the time, effort, and collaboration between our agents, analysts, and law enforcement partners to put Brumbaugh behind bars,” says FDLE Fort Myers Special Agent in Charge Eli Lawson. “I commend the Grand Jury for seeing the truth and delivering justice.”

“The evidence in this case is vile and unsettling. There are horrendous allegations of unthinkable acts. I want to thank the Lee County Grand Jury for their tough work in hearing the details of this case,” said State Attorney Amira Fox.”

The defendant is in custody.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office