A Santa Rosa police officer has been arrested on sex charges in Florida. Mitch Tomlinson was arrested for 120 charges of child sexual battery. Every charge of sexual battery is a felony, but what level it is depends on how old the child was at the time of the alleged incident. Lewd and Lascivious Molestation is when a child is touched and is under 12 years-old. Lewd and Lascivious Battery is when a child is touched who is over 12 years-old. The officer’s bond is $845,000.
As a Jacksonville Sex Crimes Lawyer, I see many of these sex arrests in Jacksonville. Being convicted of a sex crime in Jacksonville and anywhere in Florida carries profound consequences. Before even considering entering a plea to a sex crime, consult with a Florida Sex Crime Lawyer to discuss your rights.