Press Release

Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 7/9/2019 6:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 8/8/2019 6:00:00 AM
Case Number: 2019-016331
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Person/Suspect Info

On 06/11/19 Children Services in Richland County, Ohio received a case of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation that occurred approximately 10 years ago in Myakka City, FL.

A law enforcement report was generated in Manatee County for the victim, when detectives learned of an open case from 2015 with the same suspect occurring around the same time frame. The two cases were reviewed together and charges were developed for the suspect based on similar fact. Arrest warrants were obtained for the suspect, Keith Wandell, for Capital Sexual Battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.

On 07/03/19 Deputies obtained a vehicle description and set-up surveillance on Wandell. At the appropriate time he was taken into custody in Sarasota County without incident, and booked into the Sarasota County Jail.