Thursday, July 16, 2009

Former Florida Skateshop Owner Arrested

"Joseph Edmund Chiquet, 34, the former owner of the Bradenton Beach, Florida skateboard shop, The Yard, has apparently been arrested for “exposing a minor to harmful motion pictures” and “lewd and lascivious battery on a 15-year-old girl” that he met in his shop, according to a story in the Bradenton Herald.

The girl said she met Chiquet at his Bradenton skateboard shop, The Yard, in January and they began a relationship. She told police in an interview with her mother present, that Chiquet lied to her and told her he was 28 years old. The girl gave investigators a detailed description of Chiquet’s apartment, and she also said he had a naked picture of her on his computer, the police report said.

Chiquet is being held in the Manatee County jail on a $10,120 bond. Apparently, he couldn’t wait three years."