OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - Ranch worker Brian Shaw was arrested last week after being accused of molesting a teenage girl in Osceola County. Now, a family who saw the news said they were compelled to come forward to authorities.
Deputies said Shaw, 47, molested children on a rural ranch where he worked.
The ranch, Forever Florida, is on North Kenansville Road in St. Cloud.
Channel 9's Anthony DiLorenzo learned that investigators believe Shaw's employer heard about molestation allegations but kept it quiet.
Forever Florida Wildlife Ranch is a draw for tourists and children on school trips.
Deputies said it's where they believe Shaw molested a 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl.
"In the two incidents reported to us, they were similar," said Twis Lizasuain of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.
Channel 9 was told that Shaw lived and worked on the property of Forever Florida.
The Sheriff's Office said the two alleged victims weren't guests of the property, but did live nearby.
Shaw was first arrested last week after a girl claimed he offered her a ride on his
four-wheeler, "but instead of taking her home, he took her to a wooded area and began touching her inappropriately," said Lizasuain.
Investigators said the mother of a second victim came forward on May 1. According to investigators her son said he was sexually abused on Shaw's
four-wheeler in November.
The boy's family said they alerted Forever Florida management. Deputies said no one reported the alleged abuse to them.
Forever Florida representatives said they had no comment for Channel 9.
Investigators said the ranch has not contacted the Osceola County Sheriff's
"If there are individuals who think they may have been victimized, come forward and we will investigate that," said Lizasuain.
Channel 9 looked into Shaw's criminal past and found he was convicted of three misdemeanors for indecent exposure in North Carolina.
Because those crimes were misdemeanors, under state law he didn't have to register as a sex offender.