Life in Prison for Sexual Predator

This morning, Garnett Gary Salmon, 40, of Cape Coral, was sentenced to life in prison and designated a Sexual Predator for crimes against a child. The Cape Coral Police Department launched an investigation into the defendant after some allegations were made. 

In September, Salmon was found guilty as charged of Engaging in an Act that Constitutes Sexual Battery Upon a Child 12 Years of Age or Older but Younger than 18 Years of Age by Person in Familial or Custodial Authority. The jury returned the guilty verdict following a two-day trial in Lee County.

The crimes occurred between 2015 and 2017. In 2019, the victim told an adult what happened. The Cape Coral Police Department was contacted and began investigating. Detectives gathered the evidence needed for the case and it was brought to the State Attorney’s Office Special Victims Unit. A warrant was issued for Salmon’s arrest. An officer with the Cape Coral Police Department located the defendant and took him into custody.

Assistant State Attorney Heather Fly and Assistant State Attorney Lindsey Garza prosecuted the case.


Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office