Larry Lawson, the CEO of Children Solutions, was arrested Friday, June 21st, by Clearwater Florida police for sexual activity with a minor.
Lawson was booked for 4 charges: unlawful sexual activity with a minor, sheltering an unmarried minor, interference with custody, and contributing to the delinquency.
According to the police report, Lawson brought the 16-year-old boy from Pennsylvania to Clearwater FL.
Lawson met the minor on social media and has maintained an ongoing relationship for two years. Lawson initially stated the 16-year-old was his cousin and then stated the two were just a “friend and traveling companion” all according to Clearwater Police
The mother of the juvenile discovered her son on Snapchat at a hotel on Clearwater Beach located at 505 South Gulfview Blvd with Lawson and contacted authorities.
Staff at the hotel recalled the pair acting strangely.
The teen stated that the two romantically kissed but denied that the relationship was sexual in nature, stating he did not want to make it worse.
Detectives say the victim and Lawson were inside a shared hotel room last Thursday when the victim claims both masturbated the other.
The juvenile said this act occurred approximately three times during the road trip from Pennsylvania to Florida.
Children Solutions LLC was contacted for a statement:
“The owner’s position is in the process of being transferred over. We are looking to revamp the organization with a new face to the agency. We have no comment on the specific individual.”Jessica Daniels. Human Resources Children Solutions LLC
An anonymous source that works for Children Solutions LLC has stated to WTRF that Nancy Pritt will be taking over as interim CEO.
Children Solutions LLC does contract work with the state of WV and plans to stay open. They will need a new provider name and number before employees can get paid.
The anonymous source also stated Lawson was hands on with families and kids and this news came as ‘disturbing and shocking’
Children Solutions LLC has branches in Weirton and in Moundsville WV
WTRF.com will have more details of this story as it progresses