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12-218 Deputies Arrest Female (26) For Lewd And Lascivious Battery On Child Under 16

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau

Arrested:
Lauralee M. Beckham – 10/9/85 – unemployed
6418 Haines Road Apt.46
St.Petersburg, FL. 33714

Victim:
Male under 16 (Per FL Statute 119.071(2)(h)2, no further information will be released that would tend to identify the victim)

What:  Pinellas Deputies have arrested a 26 year old female for Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a child under 16.

Where:  6418 Haines Road Apt.46
St.Petersburg, FL. 33714

When:  It is believed that the lewd and lascivious encounters have occurred over the last two weeks.

How/Why:  

Pinellas County Deputies have arrested a 26 year old female for Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a child under 16.

Deputies were called out to the victim’s residence last night by the victim’s father.  While conducting the investigation, it was learned that Lauralee Beckham has been having consensual sexual activity with the victim over the last two weeks.

According to deputies, the sexual activity had been occurring at Beckham’s residence.

When later questioned, Beckham admitted to the allegations.

Beckham is currently being held at the Pinellas County Jail with a $10,000 bond.

At this time, there are not believed to be any other victims.

The investigation continues.

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