Whether a Bradenton Beach man is fit to stand trial will be determined by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court following a psychologist’s evaluation.
Joseph Edmund Chiquet is in his third year in Manatee County jail awaiting trial on charges of having sex with a minor, child pornography and witness tampering.
Chiquet’s doctors questioned his fitness to stand trial in a report filed June 27 with the court. According to defense attorney Mark Lipinski they found Chiquet incompetent.
Chiquet, now 37, was arrested in 2009 for having an alleged sexual relationship with a teenager in his Bradenton Beach apartment.