Allegedly, 29-year-old Jonathan Vercrouse attempted to force sexual intercourse on a teenage girl on various occasions while the two were at the same residence. The teen told a deputy and a forensic investigator about the incidents. She also told them that she rejected the suspect’s advances the five-to-six times he attempted them. She even once kicked him in the groin.
A man who knew Vercrouse came forward to police after an interaction he had with him when Vercrouse returned to Pensacola months later. He said Vercrouse asked him if he remembered the girl and admitted the sexual assault to him.
Vercrouse was arrested in Pensacola by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office yesterday, March 5. He has since been charged with sexual assault on a victim between 12-18 and lewd and lascivious behavior.
Pensacola Sexual Assault LawsIn Florida, you can be charged with sexual assault if you have engaged in sexual activity with a minor who is between ages 12 and 18. Regardless of consent, these crimes are handled very seriously under Florida law by prosecutors, who consider crimes against children to be especially heinous. You could be facing severe consequences, like a loss of career, social impact on your relationships, and having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. If you have received one of these charges, speaking with a Florida sex crimes attorney can help you in many ways.
At Musca Law, we will work with you to obtain the best case results after you have been charged with a serious sex crime in Florida. We will not back down from even the most aggressive prosecution. We are completely dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible case results to help you through these charges. You deserve the help of a reputable attorney if you believe you have been unfairly charged given the circumstances. Please contact us for more information today at (800) 687-2252.
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