BRADENTON, Fla. - A Bradenton man who was previously charged with exposing himself to an underage girl was arrested yet again for contacting his victim on Facebook, begging her to drop the charges, according to a Manatee County affidavit.
25-year-old Broderick Furlow was initially taken into custody on May 31, after allegedly exposed himself to a 16-year-old girl at her bus stop on the 2600 block of 12 th Street Court West.
With his court date looming , Broderick decided to contact his victim through Facebook, asking her to drop the charges or not show up to court, so he can get on with his life.
He opened up the message with, "Hey, I don't mean to bother you, and if you don't respond I won't bother you again. But is there anyway possible that you could please drop the charges against me, or not show up in court. I'm doing really good with my life now. I'm going to school at MTI now. I started in August and I really, really want to finish school so I can start a career and move on with my life and start a family,” he wrote.
He also said that he’s a good man, and the victim would know that if she knew him.
He disclosed that he’s going to therapy to get help, and if she didn’t drop the charges, he couldn’t finish school.
Aware that he wasn’t suppose contact the victim, he asked her for one more favor.
“. p.s. please don't show this to the cops cuz if you do I could get into a lot of trouble. Dnt (sic) worry, if you don't want to drop the charges or anything and u never want to hear from me again then this will be my last message. thanks. "
The girl showed the message to her dad, and her dad called the police.
Furlow was arrested again and he is now charged with Tampering with a Victim.
The Manatee team isn’t his only alleged victim. In January of 2011, he was charged with exposing himself in Hillsborough.
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