Life in Prison for Capital Sexual Battery on a Child
Brian Thomas, 28, was sentenced to life in prison on Capital Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12 in Charlotte County. He was also sentenced to 30 years in prison on one count of Lewd Molestation to be served consecutively, 15 years in prison on one count of Video Voyeurism to be served concurrently and 5 years in prison on one count of Battery by Bodily Fluids also to be served concurrently.
Thomas was found guilty at trial on February 5th and the jury deliberated for approximately 45 minutes before returning the guilty verdicts on all counts.
The case started in 2016 as a Federal child pornography search warrant on his home during which evidence was discovered on the defendant’s laptop. He was secretly recording children as they undressed and showered.
Assistant State Attorneys Stephanie Powers and Kyle Stublen handled the case.
Prior to facing State charges, the defendant entered a plea to the Federal child porn charge and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on that case.
State Attorney’s Office