St. Johns County Coach Arrested for Sex Charge

A Ponte Vedra Beach High School football coach was arrested on February 16th on sex charges in St. Johns County. William Turner is accused of soliciting and arranging to meet a 16 year-old for sex. The boy contacted police after allegedly being propositioned over the Internet. St. Johns County police then called the Florida attorney general’s office cyber-crime unit in to investigate.

The unit took over the child’s email account and allegedly arranged to meet Turner. They scheduled a date and when Turner showed up, the investigator was waiting.

Turner was arrested in St. Johns County on two counts of soliciting an illegal act from a minor online, traveling to meet a minor for sex, and transmitting harmful material to a minor. That means he is facing a second degree felony punishable for up to 15 years in prison and three third degree felonies, punishable for up to a total of 15 years in prison.

Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Attorneys if you have any questions about being arrested in Jacksonville, Clay County, Nassau County, or St. Johns County. Our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (904) 634-0900.