John Scanlon Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 1:14PM

John Scanlon Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

P R E S S   R E L E A S E    

September 21, 2016

State of Florida v. John Scanlon     

DOB: 10/28/1988                                                                  

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

(386) 239-7840

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