A 41-year-old St. Augustine man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison on charges of sexual assault and lewd and lascivious molestation of his girlfriend’s children, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
Joseph Dean Allen of County Road 16A faces three consecutive terms of life after a Putnam County jury found him guilty on both charges, the State Attorney’s Office said. Allen was arrested in November of 2018 on one count of sexual assault, and four others of lewd and lascivious behavior, Putnam County Jail records show.
State Attorney R.J. Larizza said “Allen sexually abused two children ages 9 and 11 repeatedly over several months in 2017 in their homes. The abuse occurred as his girlfriend, the mother of the victims, was pregnant with the his child, Larizza said.