Duval County

Neptune Beach church volunteer sexually involved with teen, police say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cameron Maxwell Eberbach, 28, was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 4 for unlawful sexual activity with a 16 or 17-year-old victim, according to an arrest report.

Police say that on Thursday, Nov. 21, a woman was made aware that a minor was sexually involved with Eberbach. She reported this information to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told police the incident happened in September 2019 somewhere near the Mayport and Atlantic Beach areas, the report said.

Eberbach was interviewed by police on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and subsequently arrested, according to JSO.

At the time of his arrest, Eberbach was an employee at Mayo Clinic. He has since been placed on administrative leave, according to Mayo Clinic.

Statement from the St. Augustine Diocese:

"Max Eberbach served as a volunteer with the parish youth ministry program from June 2016 until he was deployed to Afghanistan in December 2017. FDLE conducted a background screening on Mr. Eberbach in June 2016, and he was cleared as a parent-chaperone. He was not employed by the parish as a youth minister, nor did he ever serve in that capacity.

Once we learned of his arrest on Dec. 5, his clearances were revoked and he is banned from serving as a volunteer in any capacity at the parish or youth programs of the Diocese of St. Augustine."

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