Clearwater, FL (March 20, 2019) – A former detention deputy from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was recently arrested for paying a 15-year-old girl $200 for sex.
Allegedly, Kennorris Leroy Coleman was going to pay the girl to have sex in the backseat of a vehicle in Pinellas County. He also arranged to buy explicit photos from her. Though the girl is real and the events happened, a police officer pretended to be the girl on Tuesday and Coleman had a conversation with the officer that led to his arrest.
Coleman even offered to pay for an abortion if the girl got pregnant. However, there is no indication at this time that the 15-year-old girl actually is. He has since been fired by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for his actions.
Police say that Coleman was in the midst of an eight-week training course with the sheriff’s office when he was terminated. His charges are lewd and lascivious battery on a minor.
Clearwater Lewd and Lascivious Battery Laws
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