Lawrence Hunt, 46, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a child. Hunt abused the child over an eight-year period, beginning when the child was just 4 years old.
January of last year, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report about claims made by the victim. They then organized a controlled call between the victim and Hunt where Hunt admitted to sexually abusing the victim. Later, during a recording interview with deputies, Hunt again admitted to sexually abusing the child. Hunt was arrested the same day.
Hunt pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual battery on a child less than 12, one count of sexual battery on a child less than 18, and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child less than 12. He was sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections as a minimum mandatory, which means he will serve the term day-for-day, without gain time. Once Hunt is released, he will serve lifetime Sex Predator probation.
Assistant State Attorney Debra Munchel prosecuted the case.