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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-558 (18-554)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 25, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Cheer Coach Faces New Charges After Additional Victim Identified

    He admitted communicating with the minor through SnapChat.
    • Saturday
    • June 23, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Defendant:


    Victor Martin Valenty
    DOB: 12/18/1989

    Three New Charges - Felonies

    • Obscene Communication Travel to Meet After Use of Computer to Lure Child - FS 847.0135(4)(a)
    • Use of 2 way Communication Device to Facility Felony - FS 934.215
    • Obscene Communication Use of Computer to Seduce/Solicit/Lure Child - FS 847.0135(3)(a

    Details:

    During the course of this investigation, HCSO Detectives have identified a second victim. In the early parts of June 2018, Victor Martin Valenty had inappropriate sexual contact with a 17-year-old, female victim. Valenty, 28, admitted communicating with the minor through SnapChat and the telephone before picking her up in Hillsborough and taking her back to his residence in Pinellas County. As in the first case we published earlier this week, the victim was known to him through his position as a cheerleading coach at Storm All Stars Cheer and Dance, 514 Corner Drive in Brandon, Florida.

    Yesterday, the Pinellas County Sheriff charged Valenty with crimes that took
    place in their jurisdiction related to the original case that we announced on June 21, 2018. Our original release is included below.

    MEDIA: Thank you for helping us get this story out quickly. Please remember details are limited as this case involves minor victims. We are currently not aware of any other victims in this matter. This remains an active and ongoing investigation. If anyone is aware of any other victims or has any information related to these cases, please call HCSO at 813-247-8200. If someone would
    like to remain anonymous, they may send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOsheriff app available on both Android and Apple devices.

    Details (News Release 18-554):

    Between March or April 2016 until May 2017, the victim received multiple sexually explicit images of Victor Valenty through SnapChat. Between August 2016 through May 2017, Valenty traveled from his residence, within Pinellas County, to different locations within Hillsborough County to pick up the victim and take her back to his residence to engage in sexual activity.

    Valenty is a cheerleading coach at Storm All Stars in Brandon, where he met the victim. Valenty admitted to sending and receiving pictures to her. He also stated he drove from his residence in Pinellas County to pick her up in Hillsborough County and drove her back to his residence.

    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting their own investigation. Further charges may be pending.

    While no other victims have been identified at this time, detectives ask that anyone who thinks they are a victim or has any information about other victims contact us at 813-247-8200.

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