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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 […]