Gainesville man sentenced to 45 years in prison on sexual battery charges


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ramon Demosthenes Adams, 44, has been sentenced to 45 years in state prison after accepting a plea deal on charges of sexual battery with physical force, lewd or lascivious exhibition, failure to register as a sexual offender, and petit theft.

On April 21, 2021, Gainesville Police Department officers responded to Addison Lane Apartments for a sexual battery investigation. According to a release from the Office of State Attorney Brian Kramer, investigators determined that Adams violently attacked a female victim in the laundry room. Adams was identified via photo line-up, and DNA collected after his arrest on April 24, 2021, confirmed that Adams was the assailant.

After over two dozen hearings and depositions, a trial date was set for March 6, 2023. Prior to jury selection, the State arrived prepared for trial, but Adams decided to accept the state’s plea offer, which added an additional 15 years to the original offer on February 1, 2023. Adams has also been designated a Sexual Predator.

The Honorable David P. Kreider presided over the hearing and sentenced Adams to 45 years in the Florida Department of Corrections with 60 months concurrent on two additional cases.

  • Well he doesn’t have to worry about his 401 losing value, food, medical care, heat/ac, water, insurance, or really anything for that matter. It’s all taken care of for him via taxpayer dollars.

  • Good, hope he does NOT get parole. Rape victims have to live with this for the rest of their lives.

    • With a the prison diet, lack of sleep as well as lack of outdoor activities; he’ll be dead in 10 years tops.

    • Florida doesn’t have parole it’ll take an act from God for him to see the streets again!

  • Glad some justice was served. Animals like this never learned the word “NO”. Hopefully he will serve the full length of his sentence. He will only attack again when released.

  • They should have given him the option of castration or donate a kidney to someone in need for less prison time as part of the plea deal…
    I’m ok with that. Then we can give him some affordable housing and a small stipend so he can build back better.

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