Two Consecutive Life in Prison Sentences for Crimes Against a Child

Omario Thomas, 44, was sentenced to life in prison on each of two counts immediately after
being found guilty as charged for Sexual Battery with a Child Less than 12 Years of Age and
Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.

The guilty verdict was returned by the jury just before 8 p.m. last night following a two day trial
in Lee County.

The defendant repeatedly sexually molested a child. The Glades County Sheriff’s Office and the
Lee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime and Thomas was arrested in 2017. The
victim, now a teenager, testified against the defendant during trial.

Assistant State Attorney Michael Colombo Jr. and Assistant State Attorney Audra Thomas-Eth
prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office