Duval County teacher and church counselor, Kristina Hartless, was arrest on December 10, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was arrested for three counts of sexual battery, a violation of Florida Statute Section 794.011(8)(c). Local media reports state that Ms. Hartless is accused of having sexual intercourse with a teenage boy that she tutored. Although Ms. Hartless was arrested for Jacksonville sexual battery, which is often referred to as statutory rape, the State Attorney’s Office has not yet filed formal charges. Her bond was set at $50,000.
When it comes to Jacksonville Sex Crimes, it is important for a Jacksonville Sex Crimes Lawyer to conduct an early investigation. An investigation should include looking at the evidence and talking to witnesses in order to present any favorable evidence to the Duval County State Attorney’s Office prior to the formal filing of charges.