Sunday, November 8, 2009

Whatever Happened to . . .?

Sometimes cases show up on the Watchlists that never quite made it into the media. Sometimes they did at time of arrest, but were resolved without fanfare.

Every so often, as we monitor these cases and discover their dispositions, we think the public should know what happened. Here are some recent ones that we think you might find of interest:

State v. Jeffrey Allan Eymann
Charged with 1,200 counts of Lewd/Lascivious Molestation of a Child < 12 years old
Victim was the daughter of his ex-girlfriend

Eymann pled on 10/16 to 1 count of Lewd/Lascivious Conduct. All other counts were dropped. Sentenced to 7 years in prison + 5 years sex offender probation; no contact with victim, but may have contact with victim's mother.

State v. Eric Tomasello
Charged with DV Battery & Assault
Defendant is a Casselberry police officer & allegedly slammed his wife's head on a kitchen counter.
The Assault charge was dropped. The defendant was referred to pre-trial diversion. If he successfully completes the requirements of the program, there will be no criminal record.  The requirement to surrender firearms/weapons was also deleted by the judge.
Fox35 coverage


  1. Additional info:

    The judge for Eymann was John Adams. The prosecutor assigned to the case was Sarah Freeman.

    The judge for Tomasello was Mike Murphy. The prosecutor assigned to the case was Crystal Segui.

  2. Laura, you are in it up to your eyes!!!
    Incredible that these people walk...the reduction of charges!
    Can you say TACIT APPROVAL? Is there any wonder why the violence not only continues but escalates?

  3. Hi Laura, I'm curious about the 1,200 counts of molestation. Could you talk a little bit about how they make such multiple charges? Is it based on the child's testimony?

    It is terribly disappointing when judges and prosecutors permit child molesters to plead down to one offense from multiple charges. Then that number enters the statistical universe, enabling academicians and prisoner's rights activists to argue that recidivism is not a problem with most sex offenders.

    If only the courts would recognize this ramification of their actions.