Slaughter Convicted of Committing a Lewd or Lascivious Act upon a Disabled Person

Press Release

The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on July 24, 2019, a Bay County jury found Marcus Deangelo Slaughter guilty as charged of committing a Lewd or Lascivious Act upon a Disabled Person.  Slaughter molested a young disabled man while at one of the local gym locker rooms on April 11, 2018.  After the molestation, the Defendant was investigated by the Panama City Police Department.   Evidence showed that Slaughter was alone with the victim in the locker room when he molested him.  Witnesses were able to identify Slaughter as the only person alone with the victim at the time of the molestation.  Slaughter later lied to law enforcement, claiming he was in Ohio when police came looking for him.  At trial, Slaughter claimed that the victim was mistaken or lying about the molestation.  Slaughter is set for sentencing before the Honorable Chief Judge Christopher Patterson on September 10, 2019.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Peter Overstreet and Lawrence Gill.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.