CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested 30-year-old Shahna Franklin on Friday, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old victim in September of 2013.
According to the arrest report, the victim said the two met on a social media site called MeetMe.com and communicated primarily through text messages. Franklin allegedly agreed to meet the victim at his home on August 31, 2013, while the victim's parents were out of town. The victim said Franklin arrived at 9:00 p.m., that they two engaged in protected and unprotected sex, and that Franklin was gone by 11:00 a.m.
The victim's bed linens, laptop computer and cell phone were taken as evidence.
At the conclusion of an extensive investigation, detectives determined that Franklin communicated with the victim, traveled from Fort Myers to Port Charlotte to meet the victim, and engaged in sexual intercourse with him, knowing he was a minor.