Child Molester Convicted

William Rodriguez, 62, of Clewiston, has been convicted of three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. The jury returned the guilty verdict just after 6 p.m. Thursday evening, following a two-day trial in Hendry County.

In March of 2019, two child victims told a family friend about past sexual abuse by Rodriguez. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and began an investigation. Their investigation led to the positive identification and arrest of the defendant.

Assistant State Attorney Evan Chaput prosecuted the case. Sentencing will be held on October 3, 2023.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office