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Zephyrhills sexual predator gets life in prison

DADE CITY — A registered sexual predator convicted of new sexual abuse charges has been sentenced to two life terms in prison.

Victor Nelson, 50, of Zephyrhills, was charged last year with lewd and lascivious molestation for putting his hands underneath the clothing of a 13-year-old girl, Pasco deputies said. The abuse, the girl told her family, began in the summer of 2009 and lasted two years.

Nelson denied the molestation, a deputy wrote, but said he is sexually attracted to girls the victim's age.

Nelson was charged later with three more counts of lewd and lascivious molestation. A jury convicted him last month of two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation; and two lesser charges of attempted lewd and lascivious molestation.

He was sentenced Nov. 30 to life in prison.

Nelson has a previous record of child sexual abuse. He was convicted in Pasco in 2000 for a lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child younger than 16. In 2006, he was convicted of three more charges, including two counts of molesting a child younger than 12 and sexual battery of a child between 12 and 15.

Nelson was listed in the 2011 arrest report as homeless. The state's sexual offender registry said he last lived in Zephyrhills.

Zephyrhills sexual predator gets life in prison 12/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:13pm]
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