Charges: Child Molestation; Sexual Battery (m)
The defendant tickled his 3-year-old son inappropriate around his genitals; allowed his son to crawl across his lap and crotch for sexual gratification; and got erections when cuddling with his son in bed. He also inappropriately touched the buttocks of his 18-year-old stepson.
The defendant denied all allegations. He explained they were being made by his ex-girlfriend who was controlling. When the defendant sought court ordered visitation of their child, she retaliated with the unsupported allegations. Further investigation revealed her financial motive, her prior false allegations against the father of her oldest son under the same circumstances, and her crude misinterpretation of innocent conduct. All charges were dismissed.