Jeff Ashton, the prosecutor who handled the Casey Anthony case and who is now a judge in Orange and Osceola counties, is a subject of allegations related to child abuse, according to an executive order signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The executive order, posted publicly on the governor’s website on Oct. 11, was issued because State Attorney Andrew Bain, who works with Ashton in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, had voluntarily disqualified himself from the matter and asked it to be reassigned.
The order says allegations have been made against Ashton for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 16 and failure
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