Today, Juan Manuel Correa Pina, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to life in prison for Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12 Years of Age, and life in prison for Lewd or
Lascivious Molestation of a Child Less than 12 Years of Age.
He was also sentenced to 30 years in prison for Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12. Pina was also found to be a Sexual Predator. The defendant was convicted in September, following a trial in Collier County.
The crimes were reported by the victim to a family member, who contacted the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in June 2021. Their investigation led to information that the defendant molested the young victim, over the course of several years, in Immokalee. The defendant had since moved to Texas.
During the investigation, the defendant informed the family of the victim, that he was driving back to Collier County and wanted to see them again.
The defendant drove to the residence and deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop as he approached. Deputies confirmed the defendant never had a valid
driver’s license and he was taken into custody at the scene.
Assistant State Attorney Lawrence Raab and Assistant State Attorney Deborah Cunningham, Collier County Felony Chief, prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office