Crouthamel Convicted Again, Sentenced to an Additional 300 Years in Prison

Tue, Jul 09, 2024 at 2:10PM

Crouthamel Convicted Again, Sentenced to an Additional 300 Years in Prison

PRESS RELEASE

July 9, 2024     

 

State of Florida v. Christopher Philip Crouthamel

                                    

DOB: 06/24/1980

Case Number: 2023 300943 CFDB

 

Crouthamel Convicted Again, Sentenced to 300 Years in Prison

DAYTONA BEACH – After a one-day trial this afternoon, a Volusia County jury found defendant Christopher Crouthamel guilty as charged of 20 counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child. Immediately following the verdict, the defendant was sentenced to the maximum of 300 years in prison for the crimes.

Our office also tried Crouthamel last year on eight other child sex abuse counts related to this case. A different Volusia County jury found him guilty as charged of two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Battery Sex Act on a Child 12 or older but younger than 16, two counts of Traveling to Meet a Minor, two counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child and two counts of Soliciting a Child or Person Believed to be a Child for Unlawful Sexual Conduct Using Computer Services or Devices. The defendant was then sentenced in December to the maximum of 100 years in prison for the crimes.

The two sentences are to run concurrent to each other.

“These sentences ensure that the defendant will never molest or abuse another child,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said about the case. “I commend the jury, judge and prosecutor for a job well done.”

The case was investigated by the Edgewater Police Department with assistance from the Port Orange Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorneys Sarah Thomas and Boone Forkner successfully tried the case for the state. Circuit Judge Leah Case presided over the first trial and Circuit Judge Dennis Craig presided over the second trial.

 

For more information contact: 

Haley Harrison | Multimedia Specialist/PIO | Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit | SAOPIO@SAO7.org


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