Bond Set For Crawfordville’s So-Called 'Doomsday Prepper'

Jul 17, 2019

Mirko Cesca walking to the counsel table.
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The bond for Mirko Ceska has been set at $50,000. He is accused of physically and sexually abusing female twins who have been in his custody of for several years. His wife Regina Ceska is also facing charges with the victims describing the couple as “doomsday preppers.”

On July 1 two female twins told the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office they’d escaped their homes after being beaten and sexually abused by their caretakers, Regina and Mirko Ceska, for several years.

When police searched the Ceska family home they found 28 guns--some stored in walls and other secret locations, along with a large food supply, seemingly affirming the doomsday prepper allegation.

Attorney Frederick Conrad speaking to the media.
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But Regina Ceska’s defense attorney Frederick Conrad says it’s all a misunderstanding. “I think at the end of the day you all are going to see that this is not the case of some ‘doomsday prepper’ holding a Branch Davidian cult in some commune in Wakulla County.” Instead he says, “these are nothing but a nice tightknit family that love each other very much and their world’s been turned upside down.”

The victims claim they weren’t allowed to go anywhere, have friends and were starved and beaten if they didn’t obey.

Regina Ceska was released earlier in the week with no bond. Mirko Ceska’s bond was set at $50,000 based on two charges of sexual battery.

His location will be tracked but the only restrictions are that he can't leave the county, or go within 500 feet of the alleged victims or places where they may be.