A Gainesville legal professional going through a whole of 22 felony counts related to what he allegedly did to an 8-12 months-aged girl while taking care of her is an lawyer no a lot more.

Michael Meadors, 69, was on the most modern every month attorney self-discipline report put out by the Florida Bar past 7 days. He used for disciplinary revocation without the need of leave for readmission and received it on April 28.

Disciplinary revocation is fundamentally disbarment. Ordinarily, lawyers who utilize for it do so with leave to reapply to the Florida Bar in 5 years. Disciplinary revocation can make any Florida Bar self-control cases go absent. Any civil suits or criminal fees similar to those people instances are not affected.

Which is why Meadors remains in St. Johns County Jail, where he’s been since his arrest previous July. He obtained no bond on a person count of sexual battery on a person less than the age of 12 and $345,000 bond on nine counts of promoting the sexual general performance by a boy or girl and 12 counts of possession of a sexual functionality by a kid. Meadors has pleaded not responsible.

In accordance to an arrest report, on July 25, an 8-12 months-previous female was spending the night time “under the care of [Meadors] for the evening.” The report explained Meadors as “a family members mate as effectively as the household law firm.”

The report claims Meadors recorded himself walking into the bedroom the place the child slept and molesting her.

The next day, through a simply call with investigators listening, the report suggests Meadors admitted to molesting the girl with “I really do not know what is the matter with me. I’m so sorry.” The report rates Meadors stating he was “just touching her, that is all” and “I’m guilty, I did not do it every night” but he also explained that the woman informed him to cease “and he would do it anyways.”

If you know anything at all about this situation, you can get in touch with St. Johns County Sheriff’s Place of work at 904-824-8304.

This story was originally posted June 5, 2022 3:40 PM.

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