DNA lands one in jail for sexual misconduct


A Chipley man is behind bars for lewd and lascivious behavior after an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

 Thirty-three-year-old Todd E. Perronne was arrested on Wednesday after WCSO obtained an arrest warrant for Perronne upon receiving evidence of sexual misconduct between Perronne and the 13-year-old victim. 

The victim subsequently became pregnant after the incident. Results received Wednesday by WCSO, confirmed Todd Perronne as the father through DNA testing.

Perronne is charged with lewd and lascivious behavior by an offender -18 years of age or older with victim 12 to 16 years of age.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.