Defendant Guilty of Sexual Battery on Unconscious Woman

William Carroll Meredith, 48, was found guilty of one count of Sexual Battery When Victim is
Physically Incapacitated and one count of Petit Theft. The jury returned the verdict at about 6:30
p.m. last night following a two-day trial in Hendry County.

In 2019 the defendant sexually battered a woman at his residence while she was unconscious.
The defendant also took photos of her before and after the attack. He then stole $100 from her

The crime was discovered because when the woman awoke, she found the images on the
defendant’s phone. She also saw multiple Facebook messages he sent to friends detailing what
he had done to her. She took his phone and went to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office for help.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 8th. Assistant State Attorney Kimberlee Mitton and Assistant State Attorney John Truitt prosecuted
the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office