Family Dollar Store Manager Charged with Sexual Battery Against Customer
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A manager at a Family Dollar Store in Jacksonville, Florida was arrested today for allegedly forcing himself on a customer.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, a woman shopping inside the store needed to use the bathroom, but apparently was not allowed to do so.
The woman apparently urinated on the floor.
The woman claims that the store manager took her into his office and forced himself on her.
According to a police report, the man told the woman that he would not notify the police if she agreed to perform sex acts on him.
The woman claims she refused and that the man pushed her into a chair and proceeded to sexually batter her.
The man has been charged with sexual battery.
Sexual battery charges can be frightening, as the penalties associated with a conviction are so extreme. It is necessary to act quickly if facing this felony offense. Every case has a distinct set of circumstances and evidence attached, and with a thorough analysis of the case, a criminal defense lawyer can best advise you of what steps to take next that will protect your best interests.
While being placed under arrest for a sex crime is scary, it is important to remember your rights. Once in police custody, many people are so nervous that they make statements to police without thinking about the problems this could create. Your statements can and will most likely be used against you. This is why it is absolutely necessary to refrain from answering any questions or discussing the case with police officers or other investigators without first having legal counsel to advise you. The Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys at Whittel & Melton stand ready to discuss your defense strategy and what you can do to regain control of your life.
In addition to prison time, a person convicted of sexual battery in Florida may face mandatory registration as a sex offender. Sex offender registration alone is the one of the most severe consequences of any sex crime conviction. This requires a person to supply his or her name, image, address and description of offense to local law enforcement. In turn, the public can view this information online through the national sex offender registry or at local police stations.
To find out how our attorneys can help you fight a sexually battery charge in Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or reach us statewide and toll-free by dialing 866-608-5529.