This week, a Jacksonville Beach man, Billy Ray West, was arrested for having sex with a 16 year-old boy. The police claim he confessed to the crime and that they have two witnesses that saw the act.
Mr. West will likely be charged with sexual battery on a person 12 years of age or older. This is a first degree felony punishable for up to 30 years in prison.
Sexual battery is defined as oral, vaginal, or anal penetration by, or just touching, the sexual organ of another person. The crime also includes touching or penetrating the sexual organ of another person with an object.
If you have any questions sex charges, please contact our Jacksonville Sex Crime Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.