A Dixie County man, currently on probation for a Marion County rape, has been arrested on multiple charges after authorities claim he forced a man and woman to have sex in his camper.
The 36-year-old was charged by the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday on two counts of sexual battery while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Thursday, the man was charged by the Florida Department of Corrections for violating the probation he was on for previous convictions, including a sexual battery from Marion County. He had been released from prison on Aug. 1.
According to reports, a 20-year-old man and 53-year-old woman were staying in the man’s small camping trailer from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4 using illegal drugs. At one point, the man is accused of becoming violent, getting a gun and forcing the others to have sex while he watched.
The man apparently refused to let the two leave, padlocking the outside door to keep them in when he left the camper. The two were able to get out and call authorities when the man left for medical treatment and failed to lock the door.
When you are charged with a sex crime in Florida, it is normal to feel like the world is against you. Sex crimes are highly stigmatized by the public and treated quite harshly by the criminal justice system. There is no doubt that these charges require the help of a criminal defense attorney who will work to protect your rights.
Don’t face these charges alone. Our Dixie County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you through each step of your case, and we will fight aggressively to achieve the most favorable outcome on your behalf.
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