A registered sex offender residing in the Orlando area was arrested Wednesday after Orange County deputies claim he exposed himself and performed a sex act in front of five young children.
The 43-year-old man, who is currently on probation until 2017, was arrested after the children, ranging in age from 6 to 14, told an adult the man exposed himself in front of them. That same adult notified the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident allegedly happened at Big Oaks Mobile Home Park off Old Cheney Highway where authorities claim the man lives.
According to reports, the man is on state felony probation for failing to notify law officers of his conviction for a 1993 child sex offense. No further details are available at this time.
As of Wednesday, the man was being held without bail at the Orange County Jail. He is facing charges of one count of exposure of sexual organs and 10 counts of lewd or lascivious exhibition.
Probation conditions for sex offenders are extremely strict. It can even be said that the rules registered sex offenders must abide by are designed for failure. Registration requirements can be quite difficult to comply with as there are many ways to violate the terms. Missing a curfew, failing to report a new phone number or even a different e-mail address can lead to a probation violation charge. With that said if you are a convicted sex offender who has been accused of violating probation, you must protect your rights and retain a sex crimes lawyer who can establish a powerful defense on your behalf. The penalties you could face are no joke, including multiple years in prison for a technical violation, and even more time behind bars if you are slapped with new criminal charges.
A Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton will launch an extensive investigation into your case and prepare the strongest defense possible. For a technical violation, we may be able to collect favorable evidence and simply present it to the prosecution resulting in a dismissal of charges. If you are facing new criminal charges, we can pursue more aggressive defense tactics to try and obtain a favorable outcome.
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, your future and freedom are at risk. You must act fast and obtain experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Understand that a conviction for violating sex offender probation will probably result in a prolonged prison sentence. The stakes are unbelievably high, so do not jeopardize your future. Contact us immediately at 866-608-5529 to discuss the facts of your probation violation.
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