A state investigator has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused two young boys.
According to officials, the man was working on a case at a children’s home for boys who’ve been abused. Investigators claim two 8-year-olds allege the man inappropriately touched them and made them perform sexual acts on him.
The man used to work for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in Tampa investigating crimes against children.
Investigators reported that the man has denied any allegations against him.
The man is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of two victims under 12 years old. He has also been placed on administrative leave.
When a police officer or other law enforcement official is charged with a crime of any kind, it is absolutely vital that they speak with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to ensure that their rights are protected. When it comes to sex crimes cases against a law enforcement officer, prosecutors will vigorously try to make it known that the officer is not above the law. It is likely that the prosecution will seek the maximum penalties, maybe even enhanced penalties, just to “make an example” of the officer charged.
If you are a police officer who has been accused of a sex crime such as rape, sexual assault, molestation, or child pornography in the Tampa Bay area, please call our Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible. As former prosecutors, we have the knowledge needed to help you fight your criminal sex charges. You can contact us online or call us at 813-221-3200.