Doctor accused of sexual battery on 15-year-old boy

30-year-old found in bed with teenager in DeBary early Thursday, police say

Volusia County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Alexander Ralys
Volusia County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Alexander Ralys

DELAND, Fla. – A Jacksonville doctor is facing a sexual battery charge after he was found in bed with a 15-year-old boy early Thursday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Alexander Ralys, 30, is listed as a first-year resident in family medicine at Orange Park Medical Center. Administrators told News4Jax that he has been suspended.

Ralys' bond was lowered Friday morning to $15,000 during his first appearance in Volusia County.

Ralys was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Thursday after a witness said he found Ralys on top of the teenage boy in bed. Investigators said the victim told detectives Ralys sexually battered him.

LINK: Call made to 911 from witness

Detectives said the witness removed Ralys from the house immediately after he walked in on the incident in the bedroom. He was outside when deputies arrived to take him into custody.

Ralys is charged with sexual battery on a victim over the age of 12/under the age of 18.

Investigators said while there are no reports of additional victims at this time, additional charges are possible pending the investigation.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone who may have information about any similar incidents to contact detectives at 386-323-3574.

People who live near Ralys in an Argyle Forest neighborhood didn't know him well. One said she got a "weird vibe" from him, but others were shocked to learn he was in jail.

"I met him, yes, and he seems like a nice guy. Very friendly," Kimberly Taylor said. "Sometimes you can just tell about people, but he didn’t seem like the kind of person that would do something to a child or that would be with an underage child."

Ralys was booked into the Volusia County jail but later released on bond.