Jacksonville Man Gets 100 Years For Sex Crime Conviction

Jacksonville’s citizens do commit crimes that are heinous, and when those crimes are so atrocious as to warrant a harsh punishment, one will receive such a fair punishment. However, that fair punishment is not always so fair, leaving the accused suffering far worse than one ever deserved. If one has been in a situation such as this, one should obtain an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case and ensure one’s rights are protected.

According to the Florida Times Union, Keith Anthony Brown has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for the rape of a 12-year-old girl. The conviction came after Brown was arrested in 2010 and was also convicted of multiple counts of sexual battery and lewd molestation. The sentence will force Brown to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Jacksonville sexual battery crimes typically involve an accused party who is felt by many to be a menace to society and unfit for the social situations that life forces people into. However, most of the people that are accused of sexual battery crimes would not actually commit those crimes again, or were caught in an awkward situation that they could not legally fight their way out of.

Many times in Jacksonville, the accused is not given a fair level of treatment similar to other accused parties, particularly when the accused party is supposedly involved in a sexual crime. Unfortunately for many accused parties is that when they enter the courtroom to face a sexual assault charge, they are already presumed by the court to be guilty.

Many times, an accused party in a sexual assault case will have supposed DNA evidence that proves that the accused did the crime in question. The State will attempt to sling whatever kind of evidence they can at one in order to say that one did the crime in question. However, if one has an experienced Jacksonville sex crimes defense attorney to fight for one’s case, one can ensure one’s rights and defenses are known and protected.

The State may attempt to punish someone simply because they believe that the person charged, no matter whether or not there is enough evidence to prove that that person committed the crime, committed the crime, and therefore deserves to be made an example of. This system is not fair nor just and is not one in which the accused individual needs to be subjected to.

If one obtains an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case, one can be sure that the evidence that is available will be used to show that one’s innocence is obvious and that one will not be subject to the legal abuse by the State. One cannot afford to take a chance with one’s defense, when one’s risk of going to jail for a long period of time could be lessened if not completely avoided.


The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for more than a decade and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.

Additional Source:Jacksonville man gets 100 years in prison for raping 12-year-old, Larry Hannan, The Florida Times-Union