Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an government order Wednesday that talked about youngster abuse and molestation allegations made towards Ninth Judicial Circuit Choose Jeffrey Ashton.
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The order mentioned Ninth Judicial Circuit State Lawyer Andrew Bain suggested the governor’s workplace that allegations had been made, accusing Ashton of “lewd and lascivious molestation on a toddler underneath 16 and failure to report youngster abuse.”
However it doesn’t seem that any legal expenses have been filed towards Ashton.
The Winter Park Police confirmed to Channel 9 that they’re at present investigating legal allegations made towards Circuit Courtroom Choose Jeffrey Ashton. Police additionally mentioned as a result of that is an energetic ongoing legal investigation, they won’t be commenting or offering any further info presently.
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The manager order mentioned Bain has “voluntarily disqualified himself and has requested the chief project of one other state lawyer relating to the investigation and prosecution” of the case.
Prison protection lawyer Brian Pakett advised Channel 9 that that is the logical transfer since prosecutors in Bains workplace are prone to both know Ashton personally or a minimum of have had encounters with him.
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As a result of Bain recused himself from the investigation, Tenth Judicial Circuit State Lawyer Brian Haas will as an alternative deal with the case, the order mentioned.
Channel 9 has reached out to Ashton’s lawyer and Haas’ workplace, looking for remark.
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Previous to being elected circuit decide, Ashton beforehand served because the Ninth Judicial Circuit state lawyer.
Earlier than that, he made a nationwide title for himself because the lead prosecutor within the Casey Anthony case. Click on right here to learn extra about that.
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