Woman, father charged with sexual abuse of child

The woman admitted the abuse to authorities
Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-17 18:18:30-04

A 28-year-old Bradenton woman has been charged with capital sexual battery in a case authorities say involves the woman and her father sexually abusing a child.

According to report from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the investigation began with allegations made against Melissa Deloach's father regarding sexual activity with a child, who is listed in a MCSO report as being between 4 to 6 years old.

Soon, information surfaced linking both Deloach and her father to sexual abuse against the child, according to the report.

Deloach also admitted to authorities that the incidents occurred with the child victim "five or six times," according to the report, between April 1, 2014, and Feb. 28 of this year.

Deloach, of 209 60th Avenue Terrace West, is being held without bond at the Manatee County Jail.