Virginia man accused of Florida sex assault posts $1M bail
A Virginia man arrested in a decades-old sexual assault has been released from jail after posting a $1 million bail.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 52-year-old Cornelius Francis Florman has spent over a year behind bars on charges related to the 1998 attack of a Florida woman. Court records say he was released Saturday when his bail was posted.
They say DNA linked Florman to the 1998 sexual battery of a woman who was kidnapped and knocked unconscious after leaving a Fort Myers Beach bar.
Florman is the great-grandson of the founder of Reynolds Metals and was convicted in a 1986 rape in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He was tried twice but not convicted in a separate rape that same year in Henrico County, Virginia.
Florman’s lawyer didn’t immediately respond requests for comment.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com