April 8, 2009

Robert Beaudet Talbot remains jailed on charges of child molestation

By TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat

April 8, 2009

A 61-year-old man remains in the Wakulla County Jail after being arrested April 1 on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child under the age of 12.

And based on current leads, the investigation could cast a wider net that reaches into Leon County.

Robert Beaudet Talbot, a resident of the Ochlockonee Bay area, was arrested at his home, said Lt. Jason Newlin of Wakulla County Sheriff's Office. A 6-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy were identified as victims.

Talbot is an officer with Talbot Home Builders Inc, a Tallahassee construction company, according to the Florida Department of Business of Professional Regulation.

The charges are based on multiple incidents that occurred between November and March, according to the incident report. Newlin said evidence such as pornographic photographs and VHS videos were confiscated from Talbot's home. Newlin said Talbot had access to the children through an acquaintance.

According to the report, the children would be at Talbot's home two to three times a week for up to four hours at a time. He'd invite the children over to his home for brownies and cake.

Newlin said a "multi-jurisdiction investigation" may also include a collaboration with the Leon County Sheriff's Office since Wakulla investigators think there could be more victims.

"At this time, we are trying to identify other victims," Newlin said.

Talbot is being held without bail.


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