DELTONA, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned the Volusia County Sheriff's Office has filed an additional criminal charge against a Deltona firefighter accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women.
On Tuesday, Volusia County Sheriff's investigators filed an additional sexual battery charge against Freeman. The new charge marks the sixth case in which the Sheriff's Office has filed criminal charges against Freeman.
In addition, the Orange City Police Department has filed a complaint affidavit with the state attorney's office on a seventh case.
Sheriff's investigators and Orange City
Tuesday's charge is related to an attack on a 25-year-old DeLand woman who said she met Freeman through an online dating website in October 2012.
Afterwards, the woman said she accepted Freeman's invitation to go to a house in Deltona where he had been staying. While there, the two began kissing, but the victim said it was clear that Freeman wanted to go further. She said she asked him to stop and he did.
The two went out again a couple of weeks later and again ended up in the bedroom at Freeman's house, the woman said, but this time, when the woman told Freeman to stop, she said he didn't.
The woman said she fought back as hard as she could, but Freeman eventually overpowered and sexually assaulted her. She said she didn't report the attack at the time because she feared that no one would believe her. But
She also said she was shocked because she thought she was his only victim.
Freeman remains in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on $550,000 bond.
A judge will decide whether to set an additional bond on Tuesday's charge.
Sheriff's investigators believe there still could be additional victims.