Guilty of Molesting a Child

Yormis Perez Gonzalez, 38, of Naples, was found guilty as charged of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation by a Person 18 Years of Age or Older, Victim Less Than 12 Years of
Age. The jury returned the guilty verdict following a two-day trial in Collier County.

In February 2020, the Special Crimes Bureau of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation after being contacted by a person who saw a young child exhibit unusual behaviors, alerting the adult to possible abuse.

Their investigation determined the child had been molested by Gonzalez and he was arrested.

Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Brown and Assistant State Attorney Lawrence Raab prosecuted the case. Sentencing is scheduled for January 9, 2022.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office