FDLE arrests former Citrus County sheriff’s deputy, Charles Robert Wigglesworth for child sexual battery


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.