Lakeland, FL – Officer Arrested on Charges of Sexual Battery, Stalking, and More

January 11, 2019

Lakeland, FL (January 11, 2019) – An officer from the Florida Polytechnic Police Department resigned from his position after being arrested for sexual battery, extortion, and stalking. He was identified as 57-year-old Winfred Stocks Jr., who was arrested yesterday on these serious charges.

A victim came forward to speak with police, who was able to produce hundreds of text messages over the past six months. Stocks used violence to cause a personal injury to sexually batter the woman, as well as making malicious threats to her verbally and over the phone. He told her that if she didn’t have sex with him, he would share nude photos that he had of her. Harassment also took place over text messages.

At the time of his arrest, Stocks resigned from his officer position. He was charged with domestic aggravated stalking, sexual battery with threat or force, and many other serious and violent charges.

Lakeland Sexual Battery Laws 

Lakeland, FL – Officer Arrested on Charges of Sexual Battery, Stalking, and MoreFlorida law handles sexual battery cases very seriously, enforcing harsh penalties on accused and charged individuals. These Florida sex crimes are seen as felonies, which means that a seasoned criminal defense team will need to help you make sense of your sexual battery charges and fight to protect you every step of the way. We understand that you might be feeling terrified of the consequences of a sex crime as you face the reality of prison time, lifetime sex offender registration in Florida, and many other penalties that you know could have a huge impact on the rest of your life.

At Musca Law, we have experience handling these charges and want you to understand that there are numerous defenses that you can use to protect your rights after being charged with a sex crime in the state of Florida.  We will guide you through every step of the process and provide you with information on sex crimes that you might not have been familiar with prior to your charges. We will oversee your case and work tirelessly to protect your reputation during this time. Contact us for more information today at (800) 687-2252.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Naples and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.