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Citrus County Man Found Guilty Of Sexual Battery On A Child


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.

Regardless of whether you have just been arrested or are awaiting sentencing, it is absolutely vital to have a criminal defense lawyer representing your best interests. Our Citrus County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you if you are facing criminal allegations. We can go over your options with you and apply the best defense strategies for your particular case. If you need help with a criminal case, do not delay, call us today at or contact us online for a free consultation.

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