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|Re: Capital Sexual Battery|
|Tuesday, 01 March 2011 13:17|
SHERIFF PAUL C. MAY HAS RELEASED THE FOLLOWING:
Re: Capital Sexual Battery
On February 28, 2011, deputies were dispatched in reference to a lewd & lascivious complaint. Upon the initial deputy report, there was information gathered which indicated sexual abuse. The case was turned over to Detective Rosemary Farless.
Detective Farless’ investigation revealed that there was one victim under the age of twelve. Calvin Overholt was subsequently arrested for one (1) count-Capital Sexual Battery and one (1) count-Lewd & Lascivious Molestation.
On November 16, 1985, Overholt was arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Against A Child, in Okeechobee County, Florida. Overholt was convicted on February 20, 1986 and sentenced to three and one-half (3 ½) years prison followed by three (3) years probation. The victim in this case was under the age of twelve.
On March 25, 1972, Overholt was arrested for Sodomy 2nd Degree by the Wyoming Sheriff’s Office in the state of New York. Disposition is unknown. The victim in this case was twelve or under.
Although having two previous sex offense convictions, Overholt was not required to register as a sex offender. There are several ways a person can be qualified and designated as a “sexual offender” in the state of Florida and therefore, be required to comply with Florida’s sexual offender registration laws. The criteria are the subject must be convicted of a specific crime and be in the custody or control of, or under the supervision of, the Florida Department of Corrections, or be in the custody of a private correctional facility, on or after October 1, 1997, as a result of the conviction.
Overholt’s convictions, prison term and probationary period ended before the sex offender registration law went into effect.
This is an ongoing investigation, no other information can be released at this time.
Major Noel Stephen said of the arrest, “For the betterment of the victim and our community, we hope that this individual is dealt with swiftly and his punishment fits the crime.”
Michele Bell, Public Information Officer
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office
504 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863)763‐ 7157 (fax)