A 31-year-old man faces lewd and lascivious conduct charges after officials say he behaved inappropriately with an 11-year-old girl. According to a 10 News report, there were three incidents involving the same girl that occurred as recently as March of this year in Wesley Chapel. The alleged victim told the authorities that the man made her rub his penis three times and that he exposed himself to her on two of those occasions. The man faces one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.
Under Florida Statute 800.02: “A person who commits any unnatural and lascivious act with another person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.” Furthermore, under Florida Statute 800.04(6), a person who “intentionally touches a person under 16 years of age in a lewd or lascivious manner; or ... solicits a person under 16 years of age to commit a lewd or lascivious act commits lewd or lascivious conduct", a second degree felony.
Anyone facing sex crime charges in Florida will need to act fast to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. It only takes one allegation for someone to face serious legal consequences. Additionally, the defendant in such cases will likely have his or her name dragged through the mud as assumptions are made even before the trial takes place. These cases also receive a lot of media attention, which can have adverse effects on the defendant’s social and professional life.
The skilled Pasco County lewd act defense lawyers at Musca Law have a long and successful track record of fighting sex crime charges, especially those involving children. We know how to handle high profile cases and protect our client’s best interests under these tough circumstances. Please contact us at (888) 484-5057 to discuss your case at absolutely no cost.