A Dunedin man was arrested last week on charges of sexual battery on a minor.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office alleges that a 15-year-old girl was in the care of the 32-year-old man when he engaged in sexual activity with her on at least two occasions.
The teen apparently told an adult what happened, who reported it to the sheriff’s office.
The man is charged with one count of sexual battery and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation.
He was booked into the Pinellas County jail.
Anyone can be accused of a sex crime. Once you have been accused, police will investigate and usually make an arrest. All it takes is one person’s word against yours. When children are involved, police and prosecutors tend to side with whatever they say happened, regardless of whether it’s true. Because of this, you must take appropriate action to protect yourself and your future. You need a criminal defense attorney who can tell your side of the story and make sure your rights are protected.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a sex crime, you must act fast and obtain legal representation. Our Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you through this difficult time. We will investigate the charges against you and make sure any evidence against you was obtained legally. We will also look into the credibility of your accuser.
To arrange a free consultation, please call is today at 727-823-0000 or contact us online. We can start helping you right away.