Deputy Found Not Guilty In Sex With Teen Case

Former Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy William Todd Best

Former Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy William Todd Best

Former Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff’s Deputy William Todd Best was acquitted Friday of having a sexual relationship with a then 15 year old girl.  Prosecutors presented over 800 text messages exchanged between the two, as well as had the now 17 year old testify.  The defense brought out the inconsistencies and admitted lies in the girl’s statements and the lack of physical evidence.  Best was a 10 year veteran of the agency when he was charged and fired.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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12/01/2012 - Former Hillsborough deputy acquitted in sex case with minor

11/30/2012 - Sheriff’s deputy found not guilty of sex with teen

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