Thursday, October 6, 2016
State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Sonny Lee Scallion, age 48 of Milton, Florida, was convicted by a Santa Rosa County Jury of two counts of Sexual Battery on a Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Victim Less Than 12 Years of Age.
Scallion committed the offenses upon the child at his home in Milton when the child was between 5 and 7 years of age. The abuse was originally reported to the Crestview Police Department and the case was subsequently investigated by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department. Scallion is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge John Simon for sentencing on November 8, 2016.
Scallion faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
The investigation was conducted by Detective Melissa Spratt of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and the case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Stephanie G. Pace