A Hendry County Police Officer responded to a Youth Center in reference to an alleged sex crime. The officer met with a counselor, who had received a complaint relative to another counselor, who had been making inappropriate sexual statements to a minor. In addition to the inappropriate comments, it had been alleged that our client offered the minor $50.00 if he would go into the restroom and remove his pants. This was immediately reported to another counselor, where the police then conducted numerous interviews. After the completion of all interviews, it had been believed, that probable cause existed and was made for procuring a child under the age of 18 years of age for prostitution, lewd or lascivious conduct offender and two counts of victim witness tampering.
RESULT: After diligent negotiation with the State, we were able to have both the Witness Tampering and the Lewd and Lascivious Conduct Charges dropped. Client Avoids Conviction and Sex Offender Status!