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Lakeland Man Arrested for 65 Counts of Lewd Molestation

PCSO Deputies Arrest Lakeland Man for 65 Counts Lewd Molestation
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, PCSO deputies arrested 65-year-old Ezra Raulerson, Sr., of Lakeland, for 65 counts Lewd Molestation on Victims Under 12, after the abuse was reported to PCSO and he made a full confession.
 
The following are excerpts from the affidavit, and are self-explanatory. They are also very graphic. As a reminder, any identifying information about victims of lewd molestation are confidential and exempt per Florida Statute 119.
 
In March 2017, a woman contacted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to report that Ezra Raulerson had touched three juvenile girls that he had access to, between the ages of 9 and 14 years old, in an inappropriate/sexual manner.

During forensic interviews with the victims, all three reported Ezra touched them on their breasts and vaginas.


During an interview with Ezra Raulerson, Ezra stated that he touched/rubbed one victim on her breasts and vagina (under her clothing) with his hand when she was approximately 10-11 years of age. Ezra said he would ask her if he could give her a “tummy rub” and when she would say yes, Ezra said he would then rub her breasts and vagina. Ezra said he touched her in this manner approximately 30 times when she was between 10 and 11 years of age. 


Ezra stated that he touched/rubbed another victim on her breasts and vagina (under her clothing) with his hand when she was 10 years of age. Ezra said he would ask her if he could give her a “tummy rub” and when she would say yes, Ezra said he would then rub her breasts and vagina. Ezra said he touched her in this manner approximately 15 times when she was 10 years of age. 


Ezra stated that he touched/rubbed another victim on her breasts and vagina (under her clothing) with his hand when she was 9 years of age. Ezra said he would ask her if he could give her a “tummy rub” and when she would say yes, Ezra said he would then rub her breasts and vagina. Ezra said he touched her in this manner approximately 20 times when she was 9 years of age.  
 
The abuse was ongoing until approximately three weeks ago.

It was determined that
Ezra Raulerson (W/M, 08-06-1951), violated F.S.S. 800.04(5B), lewd molestation, due to the fact he intentionally touched the victims’ breasts and vaginas in a lewd or lascivious manner 30 times when one was 10 and 11 years of age and he was 61 and 62 years of age; 15 times when one was 10 years of age and he was 65 years of age; and 20 times 

when one was 9 years of age and he was 65 years of age. 
 
Raulerson was booked into the Polk County Jail on the aforementioned charges and is being held on no bond until a first appearance hearing.
“Ezra Raulerson’s conduct is the worst of the worst – he violated innocent children who depend on adults for their safe care. It sickens us to know that three innocent and precious children were taken advantage of by someone they trusted. He belongs behind bars for the rest of his life.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff 

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