P R E S S R E L E A S E
September 21, 2016
State of Florida v. John Scanlon
2016-300210 CFDB – 3 Counts of L&L Molestation Vic < 12 y/o
POPD Case # 160000231
Date of Offense: 01/08/2016
Port Orange Man Sentenced to 30 Years’ Prison in Child Sex Case
DAYTONA BEACH – A Port Orange man will spend the next 30 years in a state prison facility following his “no contest” plea to the charges of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a Victim under 12 years of age. John Scanlon, 27, will be placed on a lifetime of sex-offender probation and will have to register as a sexual predator upon release from prison. The no contest plea spared a traumatic trial process for the Victim in the case and also saved the defendant from a possible life sentence. Scanlon entered his “no contest” plea late yesterday, September 20, 2016.
On January 8, 2016, school officials notified law enforcement that a young child exhibited signs of a sexually-related trauma. Upon further investigation, officers with the Port Orange Police Department determined that John Scanlon committed the offense. The Victim in the case sustained serious injuries requiring surgical repair.
The defendant had no prior criminal history before entering the plea to these three punishable-by-life felonies.
Assistant State Attorney Michael Willard, of the State Attorney’s Career Criminal Unit, prosecuted the case. Circuit Judge Leah R. Case presided over the case and pronounced sentence.
For more information contact:
Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
251 N. Ridgewood Avenue