A former teacher was sentenced on child abuse charges in Jacksonville last week. Odis Moreton entered a plea of guilty to one charge of child abuse, which is punishable for up to 5 years in prison. A Jacksonville judge sentenced him to 1 year in jail and 1 year probation following his release.
Moreton was originally arrested for sexual battery and lewd molestation in Jacksonville. He originally faced up to life in prison. If he had entered a plea to the sex charges, Moreton would have had to register as a sex offender. Because he entered a plea to the child abuse charge, he will hot have to register.
If you have been arrested for sex charges in Jacksonville or child abuse charges in Jacksonville, contact our Jacksonville Sex Crimes Law Firm at (904) 634-0900.