|Published:||Mar 16, 2012 3:52 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 16, 2012 3:52 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Fort Myers resident Claude Fortune was found guilty of three counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12 Years of Age, one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Conduct.
According to the State Attorney's Office, The jury came back at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night with a verdict of guilty on all counts after deliberating for 2 ½ hours.
The victim, a now 6-year-old child, took the stand and testified against her accuser. She was 5 at the time of the incident.
27-year-old Fortune is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday March 21st at 8:30 a.m. He faces mandatory life in prison.
Assistant State Attorneys Denise Kiser and Tyler Lovejoy handled the case.