The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 31-year-old Lakeland man and charged him with raping two children.
The man is currently being held in the Polk County Jail.
Authorities allege the man sexually assaulted two children, aged 10 and 12, on several occasions. Police claim the assaults took place at several locations, including the man’s workplace and his truck.
Deputies also allege that the man threatened the children if they spoke about the incidents. Authorities claim the man told the children that if they talked, he would cause them physical harm.
The man is facing 15 counts of sexual battery on each child.
Sex crimes usually carry long jail sentences and require registration as a sex offender for life. The stakes are extremely high! In sex crimes cases, early intervention by an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a tremendous difference in a case, especially when allegations of child sex abuse are involved. If you have been contacted by the Florida Department of Children and Families or by the police, or if you believe that you may be under investigation by the police, it is important to get immediate legal help and advice.
Criminal charges can be not only frightening, but overwhelming. There are many things to worry about when facing these charges, such as your freedoms and privileges being at stake. You undoubtedly have a lot of questions. You do not need to feel alone in this fight, because the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are here for you. Get the justice that you deserve. Contact us today online or call 866-608-5529 to request a free consultation. We can begin helping you with your defense immediately!