Andrew Stine, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Defends Man In Delray Beach Sex Crime
A terrible teen sex crime occurred in Delray Beach, Florida, last week and two youths are now in custody. But Andrew Stine, a renowned criminal defense attorney from West Palm Beach, claims that one of the suspects is innocent.
The crime occurred around 2:30 p.m. last Thursday. According to reports, 20-year-old Francisco Henry and Spencer Britt, 17, robbed four teenagers who were playing cards in an abandoned house at gunpoint. Then, either Henry or Britt fired a handgun into a wall and forced the teenagers to engage in sexual acts with each other.
Fingerprints were found at the crime scene and that led investigators to Britt. Britt, who has a criminal history including car theft and battery, was arrested and is being held at the Palm Beach County Juvenile Assessment Center. According to Delray Beach Detective John Young, Britt said he was in the house when Henry committed the crimes.
Police then went to Henry’s home and left a card for him to call them. Henry called the police and they said they would be there in a couple of hours. So Henry went to sleep. Henry was arrested later and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. A judge ordered him held without bail.
Criminal defense attorney Andrew Stine, who is Francisco Henry’s attorney, said this is a case of mistaken identity.
“There is no physical evidence whatsoever that we have seen,” Stine said. “There is no physical evidence that has tied my client to this. If a man committed a crime like this, he goes to sleep and waits for the police to come?” Stine asked. “Guilty people will run. Innocent people will stand in the face of a lion.”
“He’s got a complete alibi,” added Mr. Stine.
Both Henry and Britt are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, sexual battery, promoting the sexual activity of a victim under 16, aggravated assault and armed burglary. Henry is also charged with witness tampering. The victims, three boys and a girl, are all 17 or younger.
This crime has shocked the city of Delray Beach and the entire state of Florida. It will also be shocking if this turns out to be a case of false arrest and mistaken identity.