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Male Arrested for Sexual Battery of a Child

(December 19, 2022)- On December 15, 2022, Cape Coral Police Department officers responded to a call for service concerning the sexual abuse of a child.  

Officers on scene spoke to the mother of the child, who reported that her child attends a home daycare facility operated by Casey Browning (W/F 7-28-1986, 1907 Northeast 19th Avenue) located at 1907 Northeast 19th Avenue. The mother reported that she discovered inside the child’s backpack a handwritten note written by her child. The letter was directed to a person named “Bobby,” later identified as Bobby D. Holland (W/M 9-21-1985, 1907 Northeast 19th Avenue), who is the live-in boyfriend of Ms. Browning. The note referenced sexual activity between Mr. Holland and the child.

Cape Coral Police Department’s Special Victims Unit detectives arrived at the call location and took over the investigation. Detectives learned that the sexual intercourse occurred as this child spent the night at this location several nights a week due to the child’s mother’s overnight work schedule. The child was encouraged by Mr. Holland to keep the intercourse secret so he would not get in trouble. The child was also encouraged to write “love letters” to Mr. Holland.

A residential search warrant of the facility and a DNA warrant for Mr. Holland were conducted. Mr. Holland denied any sexual contact with the child.

The investigation revealed this home daycare facility is unlicensed. This facility has been issued a cease and desist; at this time, any parent continuing to utilize the services of this facility could face separate and individual criminal charges. The parents of children known to use this facility have been contacted and informed.

Currently, there are no additional known victims of Mr. Holland.

Mr. Holland was subsequently transported to Lee County Jail.

Mr. Holland was charged with the following:

* Sexual Battery Upon a Child Less than 12 Years of Age F.S.S. 794.011(2)(a).


ARRESTED:   Bobby D. Holland (W/M 9-21-1985, 1907 Northeast 19th Avenue)


* Sexual Battery Upon a Child Less than 12 Years of Age F.S.S. 794.011(2)(a).

Anyone with any information on this or a separate incident involving Mr. Holland, is asked to contact Special Victims Unit Detective H. DiGiovanni at 239-574-0677 or by email at  

Please reference case report #22-028599.