Citrus County Woman Accused of Having Sex with a Minor for the Second Time
Homosassa, FL – A 44-year-old woman was arrested earlier this month for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old Homosassa boy in July.
Earlier this year, on Aug. 21, she was arrested on the same charge.
In the most recent case, she is accused of driving a 15-year-old youth to a wooded area in Homosassa and having sex with him in her pickup truck.
The boy apparently told police that the woman brought along a witness, another minor, who also had sex with the woman that same night.
The woman was arrested at her home and read her Miranda rights. She was taken to the Citrus County jail and charged with lewd and lascivious battery of a minor.
Her bail was set at $5,000.
Being accused of a sex crime can be quite stressful, especially when it involves a minor. The consequences of a conviction could haunt you for the rest of your life. It is paramount to the success of your case to have a sex crimes defense attorney on your side to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. The first step to take after being accused of or arrested for a sex crime is to contact a Florida Sex Crimes Lawyer at Whittel & Melton who can immediately begin launching an aggressive defense strategy to combat the allegations against you.
Charges of having sex with a minor are taken extremely serious by prosecutors in the state of Florida. Even if the alleged victim consented to the sexual acts, you can still face criminal prosecution. Lewd and lascivious battery, commonly referred to as statutory rape, is a second-degree felony. A first-time offender could face up to 15 years in prison and be declared a sexual offender, requiring them to comply with sexual offender registration laws.
If you have been accused of lewd and lascivious battery in Homosassa or elsewhere in the state of Florida, a Florida Statutory Rape Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help. No matter the circumstances surrounding the incident, police and prosecutors tend to side with the victim and will try and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. At Whittel & Melton, we know how confusing the criminal justice system can be, and when you are facing such severe charges you cannot afford to trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer. Please contact us today in Citrus County at 352-726-0078 so we can review your case and help you plan the best course of action. You can reach us 24/7 statewide and toll-free by dialing 866-608-5529.