Stanfill Found to be a Sexually Violent Predator and Ordered Confined

The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that this week in Bay County Circuit Court a jury of 4 men and 2 women found that Larry Stanfill met the criteria under the State’s Sexually Violent Predator Act.  Stanfill was originally convicted of Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a Child and sentenced to prison in 2014 after violating his probation for a prior felony.  The State’s experts testified Stanfill posed a significant threat to society if not confined to a secure facility to receive treatment for his various sexual disorders – including pedophilia.

Judge Elijah Smiley deemed Stanfill a sexually violent predator under Florida law and ordered him confined in the Florida Civil Commitment Center in Arcadia, Florida for further treatment and control.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Zachary Taylor.

For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.