BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Brendon Mykal Eugene, 22, was re-arrested on June 1 after a search of his phone reportedly found 173 pornographic images, a violation of the terms of his probation.
Eugene was sentenced in 2019 to 1 year 7 days in state prison, followed by 47 months of Sex Offender Probation, after being convicted of Attempted Sexual Battery on an Adult Without Force Likely to Cause Injury. The conditions of his probation include a curfew, paying costs related to probation or doing community service hours, no access to the internet, and no pornography.
His probation officer reported that a search of his phone found that he had viewed animated pornography on 39 different dates and had 173 animated pornographic images stored on his phone. He also regularly accessed various internet sites and apps on his phone and failed to make payments or complete community service as required by the instructions of the court since August of 2021. In addition, his sex offender treatment provider reported that he needs to work on completing his assignments and is in arrears with payments to the provider.
When asked about the pornographic video games found on the phone, Eugene reportedly said that he shared the phone with a friend and that his friend put the games on the phone. The officer wrote that Eugene is “aware that his phone is registered to him and he is solely responsible for the content on his phone… This officer feels that the subject’s behavior is deceitful and his continued willful disregard for the instructions of the court, especially as related to sexual imagery, create a risk to the public and is clearly in violation of his sexual offender treatment.” The officer recommended that he be sentenced to a term of incarceration.
Eugene is being held without bond in the Alachua County Jail.
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