45 Years in Prison for Crimes Against a Child

Today Mark Anthony Rudolph, 37, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for crimes
against a child. Rudolph pled guilty to four counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation – Victim
under 12. He was sentenced to 45 years for each count to be served concurrently.

Rudolph was arrested in March 2021 following an investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s
Office. The crimes were discovered after the child’s mother looked at their phone and saw
messages between the victim and a friend about the sexual abuse. She then reported it to law
enforcement after confronting the defendant.

Assistant State Attorney Heather Fly prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office