Life in Prison for Sexual Battery

Christopher Pearson, 52, was sentenced to life in prison for one count of Sexual Battery of a Victim Under 12. He was also sentenced to 25 years in prison on each of two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Victim Under 12, to be served concurrently.

Pearson was sentenced to lifetime sexual offender probation on both of the lewd counts. He was found guilty following a trial in Collier County in January of this year.

The defendant sexually molested two young girls. He had been a family friend of the victims. Pearson was arrested in 2016 following an investigation by the Marco Island Police Department.

Assistant State Attorneys Deborah Cunningham and Kiely Keesler prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office