Brother of Orlando police chief accused of sexually battering child, officials say

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The brother of Orlando police Chief John Mina has been arrested and is charged with sexually battering a child, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told WESH 2 News.

Demings said Edward Mina is being held without bond at the Orange County Jail on charges of sexual battery on a child under 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation on a child under 12.

He is expected to appear before a judge on Wednesday.

Orlando police Chief John Mina released the following statement: “These are extremely serious and disturbing criminal allegations. At this time, I am most concerned with the welfare and privacy of the child involved, and won’t be making any further comment.”

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