The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on September 27, 2018, Brian David Anderson, 49, of Wausau, Florida was found guilty by a jury in Washington County, Florida. Anderson was charged with three (3) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a person under 16 but older than 12. The State had proven that in July and August 2017, the defendant committed three (3) sexual acts with a child. Though it was not admissible in trial, the defendant had previously been designated a sex offender stemming from a conviction in St. Lucie County, Florida in 1996.
This case was tried by Assistant State Attorneys John Maceluch and Shalla Jefcoat. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Child Protection Team and Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program. Following the verdict, the defendant was designated a sexual offender and sentenced to 45 years in the Florida Department of Corrections by Circuit Judge Tim Register.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.