A Volusia County man has been pardoned for a sex crime he was convicted of years ago. John Kemp was convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation and was sentenced to 1 year in jail with sex offender probation. Kemp was also to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life in Florida.
Kemp was pardoned this week and that means he will no longer be labeled a sex offender in Jacksonville or anywhere. The pardon will also allow him to live near schools, bus stops, or anywhere children congregate.
Kemp’s original charge was based on him, 21 years-old at the time, having consensual sex with a minor. That minor, who was 15 at the time, is now his wife and the mother of his child.