EX-PROSECUTOR SOUGHT ON CHILD SEX CHARGES (Florida Attorney Failed to Surrender as Planned)

Steven M. Alex, a 29 year old former assistant state attorney is being sought by authorities on charges he sexually molested a 13 year old boy.  He is now the subject of a manhunt after failing to turn himself in as scheduled on Thursday.  He worked for the state attorney's office from May 1999 until this past September.  Once it was learned that he was being investigated by police for sexual battery against a minor, his supervisors fired him.  Florida officials say he is accused of four counts of sexual battery on a child, and more charges involving other victims may be lodged as the investigation continues.  The alleged sexual battery took place between May 1999 and February 2000 against a 13 year old.

(Fort Myers, Florida)