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Cocoa Beach man accused of traveling to Deltona for sex with 12-year-old girl

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The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who they said drove from another county to have sex with a 12-year-old girl.

According to a news release, deputies stopped 29-year-old Brandon Keith Donato Saturday night.

Deputies said Donato, a Cocoa Beach man, had traveled to see the girl twice before.

Investigators said the girl shared videos of her and the man she thought was a 17-year-old named Brandon Smith.

The girl told detectives she had met him on Wink, a social media app for teens, and they communicated through messages.

Analysts with the Volusia County Crime Center found Donato’s identity through social media and license plate readers from when the girl saw him.

The sheriff’s office said a detective took over the conversation and arranged a meeting with Donato in Deltona, where deputies arrested him.

Donato is charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a child, using a computer to solicit and traveling to meet the child.

He is currently at the Volusia County Branch Jail with a bond of $350,000.

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