March 19, 2012
Whittel & Melton, LLC 1-866-608-5LAW (5529) – Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys
An 18-year-old UCF student was arrested Friday after allegedly groping a female student and attempting to force his way into a dorm room.
The man had apparently been issued a trespass warrant earlier in the day banning him from the University of Central Florida campus.
Police claim the man did not leave campus, and instead proceeded to grope a female student.
A maintenance worker allegedly witnessed the man touching a girl and alerted authorities.
The victim claims the man touched her inappropriately and followed her upstairs and into a dorm room, refusing to leave her alone.
According to police, another student overheard the girl banging on a door for help and forced the man out of the room. The man apparently fled the area.
He was later found and arrested. Police allege they witnessed the man performing a sex act on himself in a holding cell at the UCF Police Department.
He was booked into the Orange County Jail and faces charges of attempted sexual battery, burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery and trespassing.
Attempted sexual battery in the state of Florida is considered a very serious sex crime charge. This offense covers unlawful sexual contact that is often characterized as sexual touching or penetration. Touching another person without their consent for the purposes of sexual gratification qualifies as a form of sexual battery. It is important to be aware that penetration does not have to occur for these charges to stick.
Attempted sexual battery charges revolve around intent. The prosecution must show that the accused placed the alleged victim in danger of being sexually battered. If you have been accused of attempted sexual battery, acting quickly to consult a Florida Sex Crime Lawyer is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, you may have been falsely accused of the crime and are facing extremely severe consequences under Florida law. Fortunately, the Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can discuss your charges with you and determine what we can do to help. We also assist students during sex crime-related college disciplinary hearings.
You have too much at stake to not consult with the Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys at Whittel & Melton right away. You sex crime conviction can lead to serious criminal penalties, leaving your future and freedom on the line. At Whittel & Melton, we can ensure your constitutional rights will be protected. We are trial attorneys dedicated to helping you avoid a wrongful conviction.
If you are facing allegations of attempted sexual battery anywhere in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free by dialing 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).