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New Trouble For Gunshot Victim and Suspect: Rape Charge Involving a Minor

| February 22, 2018

Tristan George.

Tristan George.

The shooting incident at Tristan George’s house at 28 Seamanship Trail in mid-November was murky and remains so beyond known facts: George 18 at the time, was shot, so was Michael McRoberts, 21. Neither has been charged in the shooting. But both will be at the Flagler County jail together by this evening.

McRoberts had been booked at the jail on a probation violation following the shooting, but soon released (a decision the sheriff publicly criticized)–then rearrested on a driving violation, and kept there since without bond.

Today, George, who turned 19 two weeks ago, was due to be booked in after interrogations with detectives. He’s being charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a minor younger than 14–what amounts to statutory rape–after evidence to that effect was allegedly found on his cell phone.

George’s arrest report has not yet been released, but the sheriff issued a release this afternoon stating that when George’s cell phone was examined since his arrest, investigators found references to him having sex with girls 14 and younger, with text messages, video clips, photographs and social media accounts allegedly revealing inappropriate relationships with two minor girls. George is alleged to have provided marijuana and other narcotics to the victims. Though sexually explicit images involving children have routinely led to additional, related charges, he does not face such charges at the moment. But the charge he does face is a second-degree felony.

Only one of the two minors cooperated with law enforcement, however.

George was picked up at his high school this afternoon (Feb. 22) and subsequently arrested at the Sheriff’s Office. He’ll be held on $40,000 bond. He’d been arrested last year on a small pot possession charge and a charge of tampering with evidence, a felony. The pot charge was dropped. The tampering charge was dropped and the pot case moved to county court, being a misdemeanor, where it was also dropped last July.

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10 Responses for “New Trouble For Gunshot Victim and Suspect: Rape Charge Involving a Minor”

  1. Annom says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    He must have expert radar on how to pick the most vulnerable minors to target. He’s obviously a sexual predator.

  3. Trailer Bob says:

    So, how did dropping all those prior criminal casts work out?? Lets clean the streets of what I consider way too may lowlifes in Palm Coast.

  4. Josh Davis says:

    I find the dichotomy interesting. “Marijuana is the wonder drug. It should be legalized. No one has ever overdosed on weed.” However when a young girl is smoking weed and having sex, marijuana is mentioned as a way to intoxicate and debilitate an innocent child. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

  5. Lazaruis says:

    Both of them should be locked up and then the rapist should get the needle .

  6. hawkeye says:

    little girls are not supposed to be raped, hopefully someone in jail will give him what he deserves,it’s doubtful that the court will.

  7. T.J. says:

    We should treat pedophiles like how they treat pedopholes in chile

  8. palmcoaster says:

    And our Tallahassee legislators want more leniency yet for these felons alleging to release prison overcrowd and cost. Also want to shift state prison felons to cost in our pocket to be held in county jail longer terms. There goes any new tax cuts anyone will get in 2019…what a charade! Need change in Tallahassee in 2018 midterms! .

  9. anonymous says:

    Alcohol is legal, yet it also intoxicates. Not sure what’s so different about Marijuana aside from the medicinal value the plant has.

  10. gmath55 says:

    @ Noneotherthan
    There is a difference between the Red Roof Inn and the Green Roof Inn!

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