A 30-year-old man, James Clinton Gilmore, was recently arrested and is being held on a bond of $500,000 for a charge of sexual battery. Mr. Gilmore was at a friend’s house who discovered Gilmore in the bedroom of a 13 year old with his pants at his ankles. A St. Johns County Sheriff stopped Gilmore in his car soon after the incident and arrested him. You can read more about this incident at Local St. Augustine Florida Man Charged with Sexual Battery on a Minor. This case involved a criminal matter at this time. A civil case can be filed against Gilmore depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. It typically is difficult to collect a judgment against an individual like Gilmore. Sexual assault and battery cases against churches, schools, businesses, and day cares are another story. Typically, there is insurance in place or assets available to collect upon a judgment. If you have a question about an abuse, battered, or molested Florida child, it is helpful to discuss the matter with a Florida child injury lawyer who understands civil cases of this nature.