Radio Producer Accused of Molestation Found Dead

Former producer for Paul and Young Ron show dead in apparent suicide

A former producer for the popular Paul and Young Ron radio show who was arrested last year on molestation charges was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide.

The body of Steven Brancik, 44, was found by a friend inside his home on the 1900 block of Dewey St. in Hollywood, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Brancik was awaiting trial on molestation charges following his August 2009 arrest for an incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Police said Brancik had molested the boy over a period of two years, kissing and touching him once at a bar area, while the boy was just 12, and once in a hot tub at the boy's Deerfield Beach house. He had also allegedly fondled and exposed himself to the boy in early 2009, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office report.

Brancik was fired from the Paul and Young Ron Show after the arrest. The popular morning show, based in Fort Lauderdale, is broadcast on WBGG 105.9 and heard throughout South Florida.

Brancik had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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