LAKELAND, Fla. (WFTS) — A Lakeland man is accused of giving drugs to a teenager with autism, contributing to his death.
Agents with FDLE say that on December 27, 2017, with the permission of the child’s grandmother, Alain Luis Forget, 58, took a 15-year-old with autism to a residence in Hamilton County.
It had belonged to Forget’s deceased father. Two days later, the child was discovered unresponsive and Forget called an ambulance.
The child was pronounced dead at a local hospital. In January of 2018, an autopsy revealed the teen had morphine and Xanex in his system. The medical examiner determined the child died from pneumonia and drug toxicity.
Agents conducted interviews with family members and others familiar with Forget. They believe Forget gave the teen drugs and sexually battered him prior to his death. Additional sexual abuse allegations were made against Forget during interviews.
He is charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a child less than 16 and two counts of delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
Detectives believe there could be additional victims. Forget has residences in Lakeland and Sorrento (Lake County), Florida. If you have any information about Alain Luis Forget, please contact FDLE’s Live Oak Field Office at (800) 226-5630.
Editor’s note: The mug shot used in this story is from a 2000 arrest of Forget.
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