Broward County

Man accused of 3-year sexual relationship with a minor

Margate resident Michael Thomas Swayze, accused of sexual assault on a victim under 12 years old.
Margate resident Michael Thomas Swayze, accused of sexual assault on a victim under 12 years old.

Margate police say a child pornography has led to the arrest of a child molester.

Michael Thomas Swayze, 38, faces two counts of sexual battery by an adult on a minor under 12 and two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior by an adult on a victim under 12. He is being held without bond in the Broward County Main Jail after his arrest on Tuesday.

According to the police, the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force believed Swayze downloaded child porn onto his personal computer. After the execution of a search warrant, police say they learned of the sexual battery and lewd and lascivious behavior. They say Swayze had been abusing his victim for three or four years.

Swayze is not a registered sex offender, according to the Department of Justice’s National Sex Offender Public website.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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