The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on July 2-3, 2018, a six-member Bay County jury found Scott E. Allen guilty as charged of 127 counts, including one count of Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12 Years of Age, two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, one count of Video Voyeurism on Certain Minors, one count of Video Voyeurism, seven counts of Producing Child Pornography, and 115 counts of Possessing Child Pornography.
The evidence presented at trial demonstrated that on August 17, 2016, the Defendant recorded a minor while she tried on pants in the Goodwill store in Lynn Haven, Florida. Then on September 10, 2016, the Lynn Haven Police Department arrested the Defendant and searched his truck. Inside the Defendant’s truck, officers located seven thumb drives and a Motorola XT1080 cell phone.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reviewed the evidence seized from the Defendant’s truck and discovered videos of women changing clothes in dressing rooms, women using the bathroom at the Defendant’s home, images of the Defendant and a child engaged in acts of sexual conduct, and 115 images of child pornography.
The jury deliberated for a little over an hour before returning a verdict of guilty as charged on all counts. Circuit Judge Brantley Clark, Jr., will sentence the Defendant on July 17, 2018. The Defendant is facing a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole and will be designated a sexual predator. Assistant State Attorneys Jennifer Hawkins and Alyssa Yarbrough prosecuted the case with the help of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Special Agent Brian Livesay, Chris Wilkinson with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lynn Haven Police Department.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.