Second member of Jacksonville rock band arrested for sex crimes

Report: Near Empty singer possessed child porn

The lead singer in a Jacksonville rock band was arrested for sex crimes involving a teenager.

Chad Valeu, 42, was charged with unlawful sexual activity with a teen, between the age of 16 and 17, and possession of child porn.

Police said the victim’s mom came forward after finding explicit pictures on her daughter’s phone.

The report said the victim met the suspect through Facebook and he came to her house, where they had consensual sex.

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Police said they found sexually explicit photographs that the suspect and victim sent to each other.

Valeu was the lead singer in the band called "Near Empty." Following his arrest, the band posted on Facebook that the group was parting ways.

The post said in part, “The time has come for us to say goodbye [sic]. We would like to thank each and everyone of you for all of your support over the past couple years.”

This is the second member of Near Empty arrested on child porn charges.

In June, 42-year-old Adam Ingram, the band's bass player, was arrested after police said he produced child porn.

A member of Near Empty said Ingram was kicked out of the band immediately after his arrest.