A Citrus County man was found guilty for sexual battery on a person 12 – 18 years old and lewd/lascivious molestation of a child.
Authorities claim the 46-year-old man sexually battered the child while in a position of familial or custodial authority.
He was found guilty during a retrial after the first trial ended in a hung jury.
The man could face the following at sentencing:
- 3 counts sexual battery punishable by 30 years each count.
- 2 counts of Lewd/Lascivious punishable up to 20 years each count.
Once a person is found guilty by a jury at trial, one of the most important stages of their criminal case is sentencing. At a sentencing hearing, the judge will issue a written judgment of your guilt as well as a court order for the penalties imposed. These penalties can vary, but your criminal defense lawyer should be able to prepare you for what to expect.