Toy department employee arrested on sex charges involving children


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - An Ormond Beach store toy department employee was arrested and charged with sex crimes involving two young boys.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office investigators said Brandon Giove, 22, of Ormond Beach was arrested Tuesday after the parents of two boys said Giove had inappropriately touched the boys and engaged in sex acts with them.

Investigators said the incidents happened multiple times over about a 6-year period.

According to investigators, the boys, both currently under 16 years old, told their parents about the encounters.

Investigators said Giove admitted to the sexual activity and said it started when he was 16 years old.

Giove is charged with one count of sexual battery and two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation, all on children under the age of 12. He was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach and is being held without bond.

Investigators said Giove worked in the toy department of a Walmart in Ormond Beach.

They ask that anyone with information about other potential victims to contact the Sheriff's Office Sex Crimes Unit at 386-254-1537.