In early 2014, the satellite Beach Police Department Criminal Investigations Division began a lengthy and complex investigation into allegations of sex crimes committed by two adults over a several month period, against a 12 year old female victim. Our Investigators conducted a number of interviews, served search warrants and worked with Brevard County Sheriff’s Office agents to analyze cell phone and computer data related to the allegations. Joseph Pallante (a former attorney) and Teya Pallante, were both arrested and charged with a vast number of sex crimes.
Over the past two weeks the State Attorney’s Office presented their case and all evidence against Joseph Pallante. The jury deliberated for just 5 hours on Tuesday night before returning guilty verdicts on dozens of criminal sex charges, some of which are life felonies. We could not be more proud of the officers and Investigators involved in this case from the very first report through successful prosecution. Their hard work and commitment toward this case assured that justice was properly served for this young victim. While Satellite Beach remains one of the safest communities in the state of Florida, we are all reminded that we deal with a number of serious criminal matters and our dedicated police department personnel are hard at work every day.