On Friday, September 21, 2018, police of the Vero Beach Police Precinct in Florida arrested a man after he sexually assaulted a woman just outside of the Indian River County Main Library.
That Friday morning, a woman went to the police to report that she had been raped outside of the library building while she was sleeping in the area.
Vero Beach police officers subsequently arrested the man, who was reported as being 44 years old but was later determined as being 45. The man resides on the 1500 block of 14th Avenue in Vero Beach, Florida. Upon his arrest, the police charged him with sexual battery. He was taken to the Indian River County Jail and held without bail until he was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The man is now in need of a qualified Indian River criminal attorney.
Although the woman claimed she had been sleeping outside the library, it’s unclear whether she was homeless. It was at around 7 a.m. on September 21 when the police responded to reports of a sexual assault that took place outside of the library, which is located on 1600 21st Street. The victim, a woman of 44 years of age, told the officers what had happened to her.
The responding police officers located the man on the library’s south side and arrested him on the scene.
Any type of sexual assault charges in Florida or anywhere else are very serious and require an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you are charged with such a heinous crime, it’s absolutely essential that you take action and immediately get in touch with an Indian River sexual battery defense attorney. This is a far better option than defending yourself in court or simply accepting a public defender. Because of the seriousness of sex crimes, if you are convicted, you can face severe penalties, including prison time and being put on the National Sex Offenders’ Registry. It can hinder your ability to find a job, get an apartment and more in the future.
Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland, P.A. at 772.489.220 at your earliest convenience to speak with a skilled Indian River sexual battery defense attorney.