A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after police said he exposed himself repeatedly to two children.
The 49-year-old was charged with lewd or lascivious conduct involving victims under 16 years of age.
Both children told police that the man had exposed himself to them on several occasions for the past four years, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. They told police that the man would then begin to masturbate and asked them several times to touch him.
It’s unclear how old the children were or their relationship to the man.
The man was booked into the Alachua County jail. Bond was set at $150,000.
Being accused of a sex crime carries very serious potential consequences. Oftentimes it only takes one individual’s statement to trigger an investigation. That is why you want to have an experienced and aggressive Florida Sex Crimes Attorney at Whittel & Melton on your side to defend you against this type of charge.
If the alleged victim’s statement is believed beyond a reasonable doubt, it can result in your conviction. No other evidence in sex crimes cases has to be presented to prove your guilt to the jury. The majority of the casework relies on your defense lawyer, which is why you want to make sure you have the best legal counsel experienced in defending against crimes of this nature, which includes investigating the circumstances surrounding the alleged victim’s statement.
Whether you have already been charged or you are currently being investigated, you need to call our Florida Lewd & Lascivious Conduct Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton at (352) 264-7800 immediately so that your rights are protected. We are ready to fight for you and your future. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
This firm was extremely helpful and courteous to deal with. I did not expect to need their services, but was fortunate to find such a great firm. Thank you for your services. Emily Stafford
Send us an email using the form below.
Boca Raton Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
3700 Airport Rd., Suite 401
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Naples Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102
Naples, FL 34103
Tampa/St. Petersburg Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
200 Central Ave., Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33629
Spring Hill Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Gainesville Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
2441 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Toll Free Florida Statewide:Whittel & Melton, LLC
The information on this Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys & Lawyers / Law Firm website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.