Fort Lauderdale, FL (June 24, 2019) – Police have arrested 34-year-old Richard Gordon after he admitted that he molested a minor that he was caring for in Fort Lauderdale this past week.
Gordon allegedly assaulted the child who is under 12 years old. The victim had been sitting on the couch playing video games at the time and Gordon was their caretaker. The assault happened after Gordon noticed that the victim was not wearing any underwear.
Gordon moved the child’s shorts aside, where he then started touching the child’s private parts. The molestation lasted seconds and the suspect then apologized to the victim.
The victim’s mother got to the house and noticed that her child was not acting the same. The victim then told her mother what happened and they quickly left.
Gordon allegedly confessed to the crime in a phone call with the victim’s mother. Gordon then waited for authorities to come and arrest him. He admitted to police that he regretted the crime when police interviewed him.
Gordon was since charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.
Fort Lauderdale Lewd and Lascivious Molestation Laws
Sex crimes in Florida are among the most harshly penalized crimes, especially ones involving children. These crimes are also surrounded by the strongest public opinion. There is a good chance that, if you have been charged with a sex crime, especially one involving lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, you will be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law. You might not be prepared for the impact these crimes can have on your career, social life, and every other aspect of your life, which is why it is imperative to speak with a sex crime attorney in Florida as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Musca Law have handled a variety of sex crime charges involving children, especially claims of child molestation, and are prepared to help you build a defense at this time. These claims can be devastating to every aspect of your life, as well as aggressively humiliating as you face the reality of the consequences that follow these crimes. Please contact us to find out how we can help in your time of need at (800) 687-2252.
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