August 17, 2023
State of Florida v. Adam Cole Crenshaw
Case Number: 2021-1381-CF
Putnam County Man Convicted of Capital Sexual Battery
PALATKA – After a four-day trial this afternoon, a Putnam County jury found defendant Adam Crenshaw guilty as charged of ten counts of child sex abuse: two counts of Capital Sexual Battery on person less than 12 years of age, three counts of Sexual Battery on person 12 to 18 years of age by person in familial or custodial authority, two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a person 18 years of age or older on a victim less than 12, two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a person 18 years of age or older on a victim 12 years of age to 16 years of age and Transmission of Harmful Material to minor.
“There is nothing more horrendous than raping a child,” State Attorney R.J. Larizza said about the case. “They are so vulnerable and trusting, and sexual predators take full advantage. God bless and keep our victim and all the others who have suffered a similar fate.”
The case was investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorneys James Nealis and Alexander Gilewicz successfully tried the case for the state. The Honorable Alicia Washington presided over the case and will pronounce a mandatory life sentence on September 21, 2023.
For more information contact:
Haley Harrison | Multimedia Specialist/PIO | Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Florida's Seventh Judicial Circuit | SAOPIO@SAO7.org