Ponte Vedra man arrested for unlawful sexual activity with a minor


A 40-year-old Ponte Vedra man was arrested Monday by Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies for engaging in unlawful sexual activity with a 16-year-old boy.

Virgil Badie, of 136 Skywood Trail in Nocatee, was arrested in Clay County on three counts of unlawful sexual activity and transported to the Clay County Jail.

According to a police report, deputies responded to a “suspicious circumstance” that led to a 16-year-old boy telling them that he had engaged in consensual sex with Badie. The victim said that he met Badie on an application that he downloaded on his phone and tablet.

The report adds that Badie asked the victim for naked pictures, and that Badie sent photos of himself to the victim. The victim stated that he doesn’t remember if Badie ever asked him about his age, but that they did talk about school.

According to the report, Badie is an employee of VyStar Credit Union in Orange Park.