Two Life Sentences for Child Molester

Kendal Blackford has been sentenced to two life sentences for two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Child Under 12. He was found guilty in December, following a jury trial in Collier County. The sentences are concurrent.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in 2020, after it was suspected that the defendant abused a child. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the defendant had previously abused the victim, over a 3 to 4 year period.

Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Brown and Assistant State Attorney Lawrence Raab prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office