Released By Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
On August 4, 2019, deputies responded to 716 Yucatan Place in Poinciana, in reference to information received by the sheriff’s office that two adult males may be having a sexual relationship with a juvenile.
Deputies made contact with Michael Howell who confessed to committing lewd and lascivious battery on a 14 year old victim. Howell was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail with a zero bond.
Based on the investigation, a warrant was later issued for Brian Maynard, who resides with Howell, for lewd and lascivious battery on a victim 12 to 16 years of age. On August 5, 2019, Maynard was arrested and cooperated with the investigation. Maynard was transported to the Osceola County Jail with a $30,000 bond.
Detectives believe there could be additional victims and continue to investigate.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other incident concerning the abuse or neglect of children is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Report child abuse online at https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/ or call 1-800-962-2873