Florida Woman’s Probation Extended Based on Polygraph Results

Missy Stoddard reports for the Tampa Tribune in an article titled, “Judge Keeps Woman’s Probation.” This short article is cited here in full:

DADE CITY – A judge Monday denied a request to terminate the probation of a former Zephyrhills woman who had sex with two neighborhood teens.

Zephyrhills police arrested Lynne Cunneen, 37, in May 2000 after two boys, then 13 and 14, reported that Cunneen performed sex acts on them and sometimes gave them alcohol.

In October 2001, Cunneen pleaded no contest to two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.

She was sentenced to a year of house arrest followed by two years of probation.

Circuit Judge Wayne Cobb denied Cunneen’s request for early termination of probation based in part, he said, because she failed a polygraph exam required as part of the terms of her probation.

Her attorney, Chip Mander, objected to the polygraph being considered, saying it is improper for the court to do so. Also, he does not know what questions she allegedly failed, he said.

Cobb told Mander that Cunneen can renew her request in six months.

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