Two men convicted of child sex-related charges

NP-CourtNewsSanta Rosa County juries last week convicted two local men of child sex-related charges in separate cases.

According to State Attorney William Eddins Office, 56-year-old Claude Russell Ratliff was found guilty May 9 of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation stemming from a 2012 incident at Ratliff’s home in Milton.

In the other case, the jury deliberated less than 15 minutes before finding 35-year-old John David Thomas, Jr. guilty of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Thomas was convicted of molesting an 8-year-old girl at Gulf Breeze residence in 2013.

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