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Bond set for ex-teacher aide in alleged sexual battery of student

WGCU Southwest Florida| March 8, 2024

Bond was set Friday at $350,000 for a Fort Myers woman who allegedly sexually battered a male teen when she worked as a teacher’s aide in a Lee County School. Lauren Angelica King, 32, remains in custody at the Lee County Jail on charges of lewd lascivious behavior/molestation and lewd lascivious behavior/lewd or lascivious battery. Information discussed in court Friday indicated there may be other victims.

A Lee County School District spokesman said King no longer works for the school. The spokesman would not say if she was fired or quit. Attorney Desiree Wilson, representing King, issued the following statement: “The law firm of Foley & Wilson has handled a number of these types of cases and in doing so I can promise, in these cases, not all of what is alleged always turns out to be true. At this point, Ms. King is innocent under the law and we will make certain all of her legal and procedural safeguards are met.”

King was also ordered to wear a GPS bracelet, be confined at her home and have no contact with minors under age 18. Her next appearance in Lee County Court is April 8. Fort Myers police reported that the department was alerted to the alleged assault on Sunday.

Police said it was reported that King was actively having a sexual relationship with a student. Family members of the 13-year-old male student said that the school involved is the Royal Palm Exceptional School in Fort Myers. King is listed at the school as “instructional support,” which is usually a paraprofessional who works in a classroom under an assigned certified or licensed teacher.

Police reported that the victim said that King had requested his phone number and began texting sexual messages, which included nude photographs and videos of her performing sexual acts on herself. The message included a screen shot of the cash app King allegedly used to send the victim money and showing $365 already sent.  The victim told police that King had requested the victim’s phone number and began texting sexual messages, over 4,000 in one month, including nude photographs and videos of her performing sexual acts on herself.

Read More: https://news.wgcu.org/section/crime/2024-03-08/bond-set-for-ex-teacher-aide-in-alleged-sexual-battery-of-student

Foley & Wilson Law Firm Wins Exoneration For Mark Runyon, JR.

Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Foley & Wilson Criminal Defense Law Firm in Fort Myers, Florida is proud to announce the exoneration of Mark Runyon, Jr. of Otis, Indiana. In Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit, case number 21-CF-015249, Mark Runyon, Jr. was accused of an egregious sexual assault against a family member. Mr. Runyon asserted his innocence from the moment he was arrested, and he maintained his innocence over the course of more than two years of litigation. During that time, he lost his job, lost certain parental rights over his other children, was forced to move out of his marital home, and suffered all of the indignities associated with the accusation.

Read More: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/foley–wilson-law-firm-wins-exoneration-for-mark-runyon-jr-301932655.html

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