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Former sex offender arrested for sex with 16yo

Former sex offender arrested for sex with 16yo

A former sex offender claiming a Navarre address was arrested Aug. 8 by Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) for having sex with a 16-year-old. In July, WCSO took a report regarding a 35-year-old man who had sexual encounters with a 16-year-old subordinate on three separate occasions according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. An […]

Gulf Breeze man accused of serial sexual abuse

Gulf Breeze man accused of serial sexual abuse

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a sex offender living in Gulf Breeze after multiple victims that had been in his custody as children accused him of sexual abuse. Thomas Lawlis, 55, was previously registered as a sex offender. According to the arrest report, Lawlis had been convicted of sexual battery in 1998 in Escambia […]

Man charged with sexual abuse of minor

Man charged with sexual abuse of minor

A Navarre man was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 21, after allegedly sexually abusing a child under the age of twelve. Jimmy Ressler, 40, has been charged with two counts of felony sexual assault on a victim younger than 12 years of age and first degree felony lewd and lascivious molestation of a child younger than 12 years old. Both […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 8

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 8

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Officials agree to cut driving on Daytona Beach Officials in Volusia County have passed measures that would remove driving from a quarter-mile of Daytona Beach and pave the way for the development of two new oceanfront resorts. […]