State Attorney’s Office will not file charges against youth accused of showing illicit photos to teen
The State Attorney’s Office decided not to file charges against a Cape Coral man accused of showing a teen photographs of his penis on his cell phone.
Aaron Wesley Young, of 4012 N.E. 22nd Ave., was arrested Sept. 23 on one felony count of sex offense victim 12 years of age up to 15 years of age. According to an arrest report, the 13-year-old girl told an officer that Young showed multiple pictures during a bus ride home.
Both attended the Alternative Learning Center, at 1429 N.E. 15th Ave.
According to court documents, the State Attorney’s Office reported that the case was “legally insufficient to prosecute.” It did not file any charges.
Young remained at the Lee County Jail on Wednesday in connection to two charges tied to a June arrest. Denied bond, Young is facing one count each of lewd or lascivious battery and interference with custody. Both are felonies.
According to an arrest report, Young had sexual intercourse with a girl between the ages of 12 and 16 on several occasion between March 20 and June 17. The two met on a social networking site before meeting in person, and they had been dating one another and meeting in private since March.
Young nor his family could be reached for comment Wednesday.
Attorney Spencer Cordell is representing Young on the June charges.
“There was no indication of any inappropriate physical contact in the allegation, or any physical contact, for that matter,” he said of the State Attorney’s Office declining to file charges on the September allegation.
Cordell added that the charges would have had little impact on his case.
“It’s a completely unrelated incident,” he said. “It doesn’t directly affect the ultimate outcome of the case I represent him on.”
As for the charges Cordell is defending Young against, there is work to do.
“We’re got a lot of work left to do on the case,” he said. “Mr. Young has a lot of mental health and mental capacity issues that may end up being mitigating factors.”
Cordell added that once those factors come to light, it could explain things.