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Former Sheriff’s Deputy sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges of sexual battery on a minor

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

William Allen Arnold, Jr., 52, a former Alachua County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy, was sentenced today to six years in state prison plus nine years of sexual offender probation and lifetime designation as a Sexual Offender after pleading nolo contendere to two counts of sexual battery on a minor.

The original charges included one count of sexual battery on a 16-year-old in 2018 and then a second sexual battery charge when the victim was 17. A charge of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 was dropped.

The charges carried a maximum sentence of 30 years; the plea deal was for 3-10 years in state prison, and Judge William Davis sentenced him to 6 years in prison for each charge, served concurrently.

  • It’s good to see the name of the judge…
    And to get some idea of how this all sorted out…
    He will have a tough time in prison for sure as a former LEO.

  • And you didn’t show his picture why?? Should the public not be made aware of ALL sexual predators?? Regardless of their previous employment!

  • Google his name. He is biggest pos he used to use his authority as a way to intimidate women so he could have his way. I know personally from him stalking me an any vehicle I drove. He deserves so much more then six

  • You know he found “god” – look up “Beyond Belief Podcast”. Can you say irony? Helped his wife run a horse riding school for girls. His (still) wife is an 8th grade teacher. It’s a whole lot of putrid.

  • Make sure you are worthy of throwing rocks…especially if you live in a glass house!!
    You won’t learn the value of forgiveness until you need to be forgiven yourself!
    Not one person leaving a reply is exempt from what he did.
    Post your public life here…your bad judgement…your cell phone/computer internet history, your worthless checks or driving record etc and then let people comment…I’m mean for real, let’s play fair. Bet you won’t be so quick to comment. At least he owned up to it…even when there wasn’t ANY evidence to convict him! How many of you would do that?

    • Interesting Johnny, there was a lot of evidence to convict him, so much so that he waived his right to a jury trial and pled out because he was scared to get convicted of 30 years. I’m happy to post my mistakes, bad judgements, internet history, etc. I can guarantee you it won’t include sleeping with an 8th grader when I am a forty something year old man.

      • Then post it Annie! Start with your full name and DOB.
        What evidence? Please name what evidence there was. Oh wait you can’t because there was ZERO providential evidence, everything admitted was circumstantial.
        Don’t spew your opinions!

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