HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – Last year on June 1, 2021, Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported Sexual Battery on a child. The victim provided detailed information on the offenses and the identity of the suspect.
Detectives and Forensic Specialists responded to the location where one or more of the offenses occurred to collect physical evidence. Detectives then made contact with the suspect, identified as Anthony Sapp, who agreed to come to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office to be interviewed by detectives.
While being interviewed by detectives, Sapp confessed to lewd acts and sexual battery on the child. He was then charged with Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious Battery, and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Sapp appeared in a pretrial hearing and plead guilty to Sexual Battery on a Child. Sapp, 34 years old, was then sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections, followed by Sexual Offender probation. Upon his release, he is required to register as a Sexual Predator.