Florida Judge Candidate Sought Out Alleged Pedophiles, Bragged about Helping Them Beat Sex Crime Charges

Ray Forbess, a former Clay County assistant state attorney and circuit court employee with the Duval County state attorney’s office, once boasted on his website that he helped alleged pedophiles escape without justice.

Forbess, who is now running for the position of Clay County Judge (Group 1) in Florida, made the boast while he was in private practice and looked to collect money from accused child molesters looking to beat their charges.

The Central Florida Post reported that The Forbess Law Firm bragged about helping at least 20 defendants defeat sex crime charges on their official website until officially scrubbing the page on June 22. Forbess’ firm even bragged about helping a 60-year-old man accused of penetrating a 6-year-old girl beat the charges.

The sick and deranged testimonial can be seen here:

Our client, C.S., a 60 year-old man, was arrested and held on no bond for Capital Sexual Battery, a Mandatory Life Felony. C.S. was accused of fondling and penetrating the genitals of a six-year old girl. The child said that C.S. stuck his finger in her genitals and “moved it all around”. When interviewed by detectives at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, C.S. said that he left his hand on her vagina longer than he should have. C.S. was facing mandatory life in prison. After the facts of the case were examined and scrutinized by our firm, our Jacksonville Sex Crimes Lawyers were able to get all charges DISMISSED and our client was allowed to resume his normal life.“

Another testimonial showed how The Forbess Law Firm helped an alleged serial child molester beat the charges:

Our client, J.S., was arrested in Jacksonville for lewd and lascivious molestation, a first degree felony. The alleged victim, a 10 year-old girl, told her grandmother and the police that she was molested by our client. Our client dated the girl’s mother at one time. She said that the touching incidents occurred 4 years ago, when she was 6 years old. She claimed that he would touch her between her legs on her vagina over 100 times. The alleged victim’s sister told police she saw J.S. touch her sister and was afraid to tell earlier because she was afraid one of her family members would hurt him. Our client’s original bond was set at NONE, but then was set at $250,003 with an ankle monitor. Our Jacksonville Sex Crimes Attorneys investigated the case further and brought out inconsistencies in the testimony and evidence. Our Jacksonville Sex Law Firm was able to get all charges DISMISSED.”

They also bragged about getting a man accused of penetrating a 12-year-old girl off scot free:

Our client, H.H., was arrested in Jacksonville and charged with 2 counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and 1 count of sexual battery. One lewd charge and the sexual battery charge were both life felonies. That means, if H.H. was convicted of either charge, he would face life in prison. The other lewd charge was a second degree felony, punishable for up to 15 years in prison. The alleged victim was H.H.’s 12 year-old step-daughter. The alleged victim told her mother and police that H.H, a 32 year-old man, kissed her with his tongue, used his hand to fondle her breasts, and digitally (finger) penetrated her vagina. After our Jacksonville Sex Crimes Attorneys investigated the charges thoroughly, we were able to get all sex charges DROPPED.”

While all criminal defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty under the law, the fact that Forbess sought out child molesters and pedophiles to defend and actually bragged about getting their charges dropped – even when they admitted to certain improprieties – is highly disconcerting. Jacksonville voters should take this into consideration when considering what person they want as their judge next month.

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