Collier County, FL (November 20, 2018) – An after-school counselor was accused of molesting a 6-year-old child in a Collier County bathroom and is now facing 25 years in prison.
Police have identified the man as 19-year-old Austin Hunter, who was arrested following allegations of an event where he lured a 6-year-old child into a bathroom and forced his genitals into her mouth, touching her inappropriately. The incident took place at the Mason Classical Academy.
Hunter was arrested for charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12, and other charges. When deputies were investigating, they also discovered child pornography on Hunter’s cellphone, and now he faces additional charges for this.
Collier County Child Molestation Laws
When somebody is accused of child molestation in Florida, this is seen as one of the most heinous crimes that can be committed involving a child. This is a felony that is punishable by a minimum 25-year prison sentence, which is when followed by a lifetime sex offender probation and a $10,000 fine. You could be facing some of the harshest penalties as well as having to file on the sex offender registration for the remainder of your life, which could keep you from living in certain areas and maintaining employment in the area of your desire.
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