Clearwater, FL (June 26, 2019) – On Friday, June 21, Clearwater Police arrested the CEO of Children Solutions for engaging in sexual activity with a minor.
Larry Lawson has since been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, sheltering an unmarried minor, contributing to delinquency, and interference with custody.
According to police, Lawson brought a 16-year-old boy with him all the way from Pennsylvania to Clearwater, Florida. Lawson met the minor on social media and has been engaging in a relationship with him for two years.
Lawson told police that the boy was his cousin and then told police that the boy was his friend and a “traveling companion” as he went to Florida.
The mother of the 16-year-old found that her son was using Snapchat, which is when she found that he was staying at a hotel on Clearwater Beach with Lawson. The minor’s mother immediately called the police.
When the staff found the two, they told police that the pair acted strangely. The teen told police that he and Lawson romantically kissed but told police that their relationship was not sexual in nature.
Detectives have since reported that Lawson stayed in the room with the victim and the two masturbated with one another. The teen admitted that the act took place three times on the way from Pennsylvania to Florida.
A new CEO is taking over at Children Solutions and the investigation into the incident continues.
Clearwater Sexual Activity with a Minor Laws
In Clearwater, an adult can be charged with sexual activity with a 16 or 17-year-old if you have been accused of sexual activity with a minor. If you have been accused of one of these heinous crimes involving a child, there is a chance that you could obtain some of the harshest consequences for your crime. Any act against a child could lead to a damaged reputation as well as prison time, fines, and more, which is why you need to have an experienced sex crimes defense attorney on your side through it all.
At Musca Law, our criminal defense attorneys have the determination to help you obtain the best results in your case and supply you with a defense that will offer you protection during this difficult time. We will help you obtain information regarding Florida sex crimes so that you know how to protect yourself at this time and get started on making strides toward results. Please contact us for more information at (800) 687-2252.
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