sexual abuse

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 […]

Human trafficking happens here too

Human trafficking happens here too

At 4 years old, while other little girls were having pretend tea parties with friends and parents, Melissa Woodward … Read the series of articles on human trafficking in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.  

Navarre man accused of raping teen

Navarre man accused of raping teen

A Navarre man was arrested Oct. 20 on allegations that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl. Aaron Stokes, 44, is charged with first-degree felony sexual assault. According to witness statements recorded in a Santa Rosa County police report, Stokes was living with the victim during the incident. The victim described previous behavior by Stokes […]

Milton resident jailed on sex abuse charges

Milton resident jailed on sex abuse charges

A 41-year-old Milton man faces multiple sexual abuse charges. Authorities said Jason Paul Lockwood was arrested on counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, three counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of lewd and lascivious conduct and two counts of providing obscene material to a minor. To find out more, read the Nov. 12 […]