FDLE arrests former sheriff’s deputy for child sexual battery

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2020

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. – FDLE agents arrested Charles Robert Wigglesworth today on three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child and two counts of sexual battery of a child. Wigglesworth was a deputy with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, but was terminated immediately upon his arrest.
FDLE launched its investigation on Monday, March 30, at the request of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. CCSO Sex Crimes Detective Bruce Arnold assisted in the investigation.
Wigglesworth was booked into the Citrus County Jail and ordered held without bond until after first appearance. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, Fifth Judicial Circuit.
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001