Police Looking for 2 Men Accused of Sexual Assault
Sex is supposed to be an activity that takes place between consenting adults, but that is not always the case. It is not uncommon for one person – typically a man – to force themselves onto another person – usually a woman, but could be a child or man as well – for sexual pleasure. This is called sexual assault, and it’s a crime that can result in harsh penalties.
Police in Florida are looking for two men who forced their way into a residence in Jupiter in late May. One of them sexually assaulted a person inside the home.
The sexual battery/home invasion case occurred on the afternoon of May 28 or 29. The two men knocked on a door in the Heights neighborhood and forced their way inside. Once inside, the men locked the door and showed the victim a gun. They demanded money, but the victim said there was no money in the home. The man with the gun then proceeded to sexually assault the person. Both men then fled the home.
Police are still looking for the suspects. The armed man wore a mask. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and thin. He has a full beard and blue eyes. He has full sleeve tattoos on both arms. He was wearing a black mask, black short-sleeved polo shirt and black pants.
The other suspect is described as a man in his 20s. He is about 6 feet tall with brown eyes and slicked back dark hair. He also has a light beard with longer hair on the chin. He may also have a tattoo near his pinky finger. He was wearing a polo shirt, jeans and white sneakers.
What is Sexual Battery?
Sexual battery is also known as sexual assault or rape. Under Florida Statutes, Title XLVI, Chapter 794, sexual battery refers to vaginal, anal or oral penetration of a sexual organ by another person’s sexual organ or another object. Sexual battery is done for the purposes of sexual gratification, sexual arousal or sexual abuse, and is done without the victim’s consent. Children – those under the age of 18 years old – cannot give consent, nor can people who are medically incapacitated, seriously disabled or institutionalized for a mental disorder.
The person must willfully want to have sex with the person without being forced, coerced or intimidated. Otherwise, the person could face felony charges. They could face hefty fines and even spend the rest of their life in prison. The younger the victim, the more serious the charges.
Seek Help for Your Sexual Assault Case
Sexual assault involves unconsensual sex and is considered a serious crime. A person convicted of this crime can face 30 years in prison, 30 years of probation and a fine of $10,000. You will be considered a sex offender and your life will change in many ways.
The Dade City & Zephyrhills sexual battery lawyers at Mander Law Group will help you address the allegations you face. Schedule a free consultation by calling our office at (800) 557-0411 or filling out the online form.