|Agency||Sewall's Point Florida Police Department|
|Dates of Service||Hired in 2016.|
|Last Known Status||Suspended|
2021 Arrest for Child Pornography
On November 22, 2021, the father of a 15-year-old boy found sexually explicit text messages from Garcia on the boy's phone and reported them to the police. Garcia had met the boy five years earlier when Garcia's nephew was in the Boy Scouts with the boy. The boy also worked at a side business operated by Garcia.. The text messages included instructions to create an explicit video.
On November 23, 2021, Garcia made plans to meet the boy in a park for oral sex, but was met by officers.
Garcia was placed on administrative leave without pay.
Garcia was arrested on a federal charge that he attempted to produce pornography. If convicted, he faces 15-30 years in federal prison.
On December 17, 2021, Garcia pleaded not guilty and was ordered to remain in custody until his trial.
- Town Commission Meeting, Town of Sewall's Point, 2016-12-13
- South Florida Police Officer Charged in Federal Court with Attempting to Sexually Exploit Child, U.S. Attorney's Office, 2021-12-06
- Melissa Holsman, Suspended Sewall's Point police officer to remain in federal custody until trial, Treasure Coast Palm, 2021-12-17