June 10, 2008.
An appeal from the Circuit Court for Gadsden County. P. Kevin Davey, Judge.
Nancy A. Daniels, Public Defender, and Edgar Lee Elzie, Jr., Assistant Public Defender, Tallahassee, for Appellant.
Bill McCollum, Attorney General, and C. Bowen Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.
Appellant, Jack Allen, appeals his conviction and sentence for sexual battery. We affirm the conviction without further comment. However, we reverse Appellant's sentence because the trial court erred in reclassifying the offense pursuant to section 794.023, Florida Statutes (2004). As the State concedes, it did not charge Appellant as a perpetrator under section 794.023. Therefore, reclassification was improper. See § 794.023(2), Fla. Stat. (2004) ("A violation of s. 794.011 shall be reclassified as provided in this subsection if it is charged and proven by the prosecution that, during the same criminal transaction or episode, more than one person committed an act of sexual battery on the same victim.") (Emphasis added).
AFFIRMED in part, REVERSED in part, and REMANDED for resentencing.
ALLEN, DAVIS, and HAWKES, JJ., concur. rating evidence of defendant's guilt. West's F.S.A. § 90.803(23).