When most people think of sexual predators, they think of men. While the number of male sex offenders far outweighs the number of female sex offenders in Florida, it is not unheard of for a woman to be charged with a sexually based offense.
The recent arrest of a female Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy illustrates one such case. The 45-year-old deputy, Robin Leigh Pagoria, allegedly created videos of herself undressing and restraining two young girls and then spanking them on camera. Pagoria allegedly posted the videos online for her boyfriend to download. She’s currently facing charges of child abuse and producing child pornography.
When a person is convicted of a sexually-based offense, regardless of any criminal penalty that may be imposed, he or she may also be required to register as a sexual offender or sexual predator. These designations require registering an address where the offender resides either temporarily or permanently, updating this address on the person’s driver’s license, and either bi-yearly or quarterly reporting. If a person fails to comply with the requirements of sex offender registration, it can be a third degree felony offense, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.