Florida Woman Faces Multiple Sexual Battery Charges
When you think of sexual battery, you may think of a man raping a woman. While this is a common situation, there are cases in which the woman is the aggressor and she is committing battery on not another man, but a child. This strange but true situation recently happened in Florida. Not only is the woman facing 15 sexual battery charges, but she also became pregnant with the boy’s child.
The 25-year-old woman from Port Richey started a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old boy in 2014 and become pregnant. She delivered a baby boy later that year.
The woman was arrested on November 13 and, on the following day, was charged with 15 counts of sexual assault. She admitted to having sex with the boy.
The investigation showed that the woman started a sexual relationship with the boy in January 2014, when she was 22 years old. The two were living in Brandon at the time. It was not disclosed how the woman and the victim knew each other. The two had sex in a home in Hillsborough County. The woman got pregnant and had the baby in October 2014. The woman’s boyfriend was on military deployment at the time and was shocked to hear that a boy had fathered the baby.
The relationship with the boy continued until this year, with the boy now 14 years old. The relationship was discovered by an anonymous person, who reported it to an abuse hotline.
The woman initially told police that the boy had sex with her without her consent while she heavily medicated with amoxicillin and Benadryl while suffering a cold. She alleged she was sleeping and awoke to find him touching her. The boy then had sex with her, even though she told him to stop.
During a recorded conversation with the boy, the woman denied that incident ever happened. Investigators gathered new details, but have not yet disclosed them.
The woman is currently pregnant again, but the boy is allegedly not the father. The boy’s child, now 3 years old, will be placed with a responsible adult.
The woman has had a rough life. She is a runaway with a troubled childhood. She is a known drug user who was in and out of the juvenile court system numerous times as a child.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff Office’s Child Protective Division is still investigating the matter. The woman’s charges are considered capital offenses, which means she could spend the rest of her life in prison.
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Sexual battery is a serious crime, especially when it involves a child. A person can face felony charges and decades in prison. A person convicted of sexual battery will have to live with the consequences of the crime for the rest of their life and this can affect their life in many ways.
If you are facing sexual battery charges, you need a lawyer who can provide you with aggressive representation to help reduce your charges. Seek legal help from the Dade City criminal defense attorneys at Mander Law Group. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (800) 557-0411.