Pasco County authorities have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with lewd and lascivious molestation at a county library.
The man accused was a library volunteer when the incident was reported but has since been terminated.
According to a Sheriff’s Office report, a 14-year-old boy claims the man “enticed him to engage in sexual activity.”
The report also said four other juveniles were present at the time gave the same version of events.
Pasco County Libraries said Friday afternoon that a background check was completed on the man in late January and that his first shift was worked on Feb. 9.
He was dismissed from his volunteer position on May 7.
While molestation charges are very serious, especially when it involves a minor child, there are also many cases where a person is falsely accused of a crime they did not commit. Sadly, false accusations are quite common and can wreak havoc on the life of the individual who has been wrongly accused.
If you have been arrested or accused of a sex crime you did not commit, you need to speak with a sex crimes attorney right away. Your reputation and future are at stake, and our Pasco County Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton do not take false accusations lightly. We are dedicated to aggressively defending those accused of sex crimes so that they can avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction.