PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives Monday arrested a Punta Gorda man for Sexual Battery involving four young boys that occurred between July 4, 2000 and July 4, 2001. Charged was Darrin Duane Hysell, 32, of 28100 Inchon Avenue in Tropical Gulf Acres.
On Nov. 10, 2011, CCSO received a call from one of the victims who came forward and claimed he and three other boys were enticed by Hysell to perform oral sex on him that started as a game in a wooded area near one of the boy’s homes. The boys ranged in ages from 9 to 11 when the incidents occurred. MCU detectives interviewed the other three boys who are now adults, one locally, one elsewhere in Florida, and another out of state.
MCU detectives, after completing their lengthy investigation, developed probable cause to arrest Hysell for Sexual Battery on Victims Under-12. He was located at his home and transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on no bond. Detectives said additional charges are forthcoming, pending further investigation. If anyone has information that may have involved Hysell, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).