Friday, September 25, 2015

Joseph Moscato Accepts 6 Year Plea for Sex Crime

September 25, 2015

Joseph Moscato Jr. (6-21-47), who was arrested by LCSO investigators on February 7, 2015 for sexual battery on a child between the ages of 12-18 years old, accepted a plea today. The victim reported the attack occurred while attending church located at 16750 NW 60 Avenue in Fanning Springs on November 17, 2014. Moscato was sentenced to six (6) years in the Florida Department of Corrections to be followed by nine (9) years of sex offender probation upon his release. Moscato will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Moscato, as a condition of this plea, had to make an allocution to the crime. Basically, he admitted he attacked the child against her will. This plea spared the child victim the trauma of having to testify to the attack Moscato perpetrated.


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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