On July 10, a 56-year-old Vero Beach man who’s been in Indian River County jail for the past 14 months was arrested by members of the Sheriff’s Office. The arrest deals with four additional counts connected to alleged sexual crimes against a child. Those charges involve two counts for molestation of a child between 12 and 16 years of age and two counts of sexual battery for a child under the age of 12.
The man had been employed as a truck driver and lived in the 4100 block of 39th Drive at the time of his earlier arrest. He’s been held without bail since May 2018 for similar crimes involving two sisters, ages 15 and 11, as well as committing child abuse. One of the sexual battery charges in this recent arrest deals with his status as a familial or custodial authority.
The other count of sexual battery resulted in denial of bail, while the other three charges total of $175,000, an amount which will continue to keep him in jail. He’s scheduled to appear for arraignment on those charges at Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach and will offer a plea on a later date.
Alleged crimes that are connected sexual misconduct, especially when connected to children, could result in long prison sentences for those accused, As an Indian River criminal defense attorney with an extensive background in defending clients, Jeffrey Garland is well aware of the value that quality legal counsel can provide.
In some cases, the use of computers can be a central aspect of a sexual misconduct case, while others can deal with the perceptions of children whose recollection may turn out to be inaccurate or simply false. Jeffrey Garland’s lengthy career as an Indian River sex crimes attorney has shown him that adults may also try and coach a child to offer damning testimony that can be devastating to the case of the accused.
With over three decades as an attorney in the state of Florida, Jeffrey Garland will always offer clients charged with crimes connected to sexual misconduct a rigorous defense. Every possible legal avenue will be pursued in making sure that the client’s legal rights are respected.
So if you or someone you know is in need of the immediate services of a quality Indian River sex crimes attorney, make sure to contact the offices of Jeffrey Garland at (772) 489-2200.