Innocent until proven guilty and all that, but the following news (forwarded by my brother) shocked the hell out of me. (Link)
Tampa Man Accused Of Molesting Ohio Teen
TAMPA – A Tampa man was arrested here Tuesday, accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy while on a Christmas vacation in Ohio, police said.
Scott Anthony Ronan, 43, of 3813 W. El Prado Blvd., was being held at Orient Road Jail without bail on an Ohio arrest warrant.
Tampa detectives arrested Ronan at his job at GunnAllen Financial, a brokerage and investment banking company at 5002 W. Waters Ave., according to jail records. He is charged with gross sexual imposition, which is comparable to a lewd and lascivious charge in Florida, Tampa police said.
I used to work with Tony back when I lived in Tampa. He joined our crew at countless hockey games at the old Thunderdome, as well as the Ice Palace, and we all shared many Halloween parties together. If I was asked to be a character witness—after not having regular contact with him for over nine years—I’d have to testify that there’s no way I could imagine him doing anything like this.
On the other hand… you never know…
I removed Tony’s booking photo from this post; I thought it was in bad taste.