Another man arrested was a former Florida House of Representatives employee who oversaw the chamber’s page and messenger program, which includes teenagers. Chmielewksi was arrested after soliciting a Leon County Sheriff’s undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl on the internet, according to a report from WCTV.
Chmielewski managed the approximately 200 to 300 pages and messengers who work in the House during each annual legislative session. According to the WCTV report, Chmielewski made several sexually explicit remarks to the undercover agent while online and then traveled to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old and was arrested.
Sex crime allegations can be devastating, not to mention humiliating.
The article went into extensive detail and described a scenario that would likely make any parent of an 11- or 12-year-old child uneasy, stating that: Clinton Middle School in Duval County hired 39-year-old Sharon Mercer to teach the sex education class but after the photos emerged she was suspended and the school refused further comment.Sexual offenses against children under 12 years of age may carry penalties including life imprisonment with no parole. We can advise you on your rights and advise you on the proper course of action for your sex crimes case.If you have been arrested for a sex crime in Florida, contact the aggressive sex crimes attorneys at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P. Musca Law’s experienced Florida sex crimes lawyers know how threatening these severe consequences and hostile prosecutors can be.We will work diligently to ensure that your rights are upheld and that you receive the best possible defense.