Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eugene A. Levesque - Repeat Sex Offender

A Jacksonville man listed as a registered sex offender was being held Monday in Alachua County after he was accused of sending pictures of naked men to a teenage boy.

Eugene A. Levesque, 56, is facing three counts of improper use of an electronic device for reportedly using a cell phone to send pictures of naked men involved in lewd and lascivious acts to a 13-year-old boy, according to the State Attorney's Office.

Levesque had been staying with a family in Waldo in late December and early January when the incidents occurred, Waldo police reported.

Levesque also had been accused of sexually molesting a mentally disabled adult during the same time frame. But prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to pursue the allegation in court, said Spencer Mann with the State Attorney's Office.

Officers booked Levesque into the Alachua County jail on Saturday, according to jail records. A $225,000 bond was set for his release.

As a registered sex offender, Levesque is listed on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Web site that names registered sex offenders and predators in the state.

Levesque, according to the site, was convicted in 1997 on a charge out of Clay County involving lewd and lascivious behavior and a child under 16. In 2005 in Duval County, he was also convicted of failing to comply with his sex offender registration.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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