Man Gets 25 Years For Assaulting Juvenile Lured From Bus Station

June 17, 2017

Don Ricardo Byrd, III, 36, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Jan Shackelford to 25 years in state prison. Since there is no  parole in Florida, Byrd will be required to serve at least 85 percent  of his sentence. At the completion of his prison sentence, Byrd will serve 10 years of sexual offender probation. He was also designated as a sexual predator as a result of his convictions, and he will have to register as as sexual predator for the rest of his life.

An Escambia County Jury convicted Byrd of sexual battery, unlawful sexual activity with certain minors, and battery on a child by expelling certain fluids.

In October 2015, Byrd approached the teenage victim at the ECAT depot  on Fairfield Drive. He led the girl away from the bus station and sexually battered her.  The victim was unable to identify her attacker, but she was able to give a general
description of the suspect. The victim sustained injuries from the attack, and DNA evidence was collected during her sexual assault examination. As a result, Byrd was developed as a suspect, and his DNA sample was submitted for analysis.

Byrd’s DNA matched the DNA found during the victim’s sexual assault examination.


One Response to “Man Gets 25 Years For Assaulting Juvenile Lured From Bus Station”

  1. Just saying on June 18th, 2017 5:12 am

    Clearly this person is a predator in every sense. Why not give this one life. That way in 25 years we don’t have to read about him again. We put sex offenders on a registry which really does nothing.

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