Tuesday, July 9, 2013

FL - Tavares man arrested on charge of attacking accused child molester

Road rage man with a crowbar
Original Article


By Ludmilla Lelis

TAVARES - A 34-year-old Tavares man was arrested on a charge of battery and aggravated stalking over the weekend after he allegedly attacked a man accused of sexually molesting a relative.

The Tavares man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the alleged sex-crime victim, was taken into custody after the altercation just outside the Lake County Jail against [name withheld], 33, of Leesburg, according to an arrest report. The Sentinel generally does not publish the names of the victims of sex crimes.

[name withheld] has been arrested on three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between 12 and 18 years old, according to an arrest affidavit. The sexual incidents reportedly occurred at [name withheld]'s Leesburg home starting in September 2012, the report said.

On Saturday, one day after his arrest, [name withheld] was leaving the jail on Main Street in Tavares. The Tavares man was across the street and saw [name withheld] walking through the parking lot and made a threat on his life, according to an arrest report.

Then, the man struck the right side of [name withheld]'s head and held him in a choke hold, the report said. The man then let [name withheld] go and ran away, the report said.

Two witnesses confirmed the battery, saying that the man had threatened [name withheld] that he would need to sleep with an eye open, the report said.


dlc said...

That's why the registry needs to be maintained for police use only!

Sex Offender Issues said...


dlc said...

He has not even been convicted yet and the vigilantes are after him in force. What happened to innocent till proven guilty? Oh that's right, we lost that right in todays society, until they are in trouble.