Life in Prison for Crimes Against a Child

Andre Eugene Perryman, 46, of Fort Myers, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to life in prison for Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, and Engaging in an Act Which Constitutes Sexual Battery Upon or With a Child 12 Years of Age or Older but Younger Than 18 Years of Age by a Person in Familial or Custodial Authority.

The jury returned the guilty verdict in February following a Lee County trial.

In 2018, a child told a friend about being sexually abused by the defendant. The victim’s friend told one of the child’s family members. The Fort Myers Police Department was later contacted and began an investigation. The evidence gathered led to the arrest of Perryman.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Hughes of the Special Victims Unit and Assistant State Attorney Anastasia Snetkova prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office