20 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery

This morning, Timothy Dwight Burton, Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in prison for Sexual Battery Under Specified Circumstances. His prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of sex offender probation. He was also designated a sexual predator.

Burton was convicted in January following a jury trial in Lee County. Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes, of the State Attorney’s Office Special Victims Unit, and Assistant State Attorney Olivia Ferrell prosecuted the case.

The crime happened in 2021. The defendant committed sexual battery on a woman while she was at a party, at a Cape Coral home. The victim started to feel sick and laid down in a bedroom offered by the defendant. She awoke with the defendant on top of her. After the crime, the victim was able to call someone to pick her up.

The Cape Coral Police Department responded and met the victim at a nearby safe location. Through the victim’s information, and witnesses who saw the defendant enter the bedroom, the defendant was identified and arrested.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office