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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods seeks help in locating man wanted for molestation

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is asking for the public’s help in locating a 41-year-old man who is wanted for three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.

In his regular “Wanted by Woods Wednesday” segment on Facebook, Sheriff Woods asked for assistance in finding Ocala resident Andre Jerod Roundtree.

MCSO Wanted by Woods Wednesday November 2 2022 Andre Roundtree
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 41-year-old Andre Jerod Roundtree

In August, Roundtree was arrested after he was accused of showing pornographic images to a child. According to Sheriff Woods, another victim has come forward, and an MCSO investigation has allegedly revealed that Roundtree molested this victim.

“Children are supposed to be protected by adults, yet he victimizes them,” said Sheriff Woods.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office believes that there may be additional victims. If you feel that Roundtree victimized you, or if you think that somebody you know may have been victimized by him, Sheriff Woods asks that you call Detective Kip Peterson at 352-368-3539.

Sheriff Woods stated, “We need to find Andre and get him off of these streets before he harms another innocent child.”

If you have any information on Roundtree’s whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 22-62 in your tip. If you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.