CLEARWATER — A 60-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history is accused of plying a teenage girl with drugs and sexually assaulting her.
Theodore Littlejohn, of 1151 La Salle St., Apt. A, was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with sexual battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
On Tuesday afternoon, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $102,450 bail.
According to Clearwater police, the 15-year-old girl ran away from home on Nov. 11. Sometime thereafter, the girl met Littlejohn and began staying with him, police said.
The girl stayed with Littlejohn for several days and during that time he gave the teen crack cocaine and forcefully sexually battered her three or four times, police said.
Clearwater police began investigating Monday night after they were called to Morton Plant Hospital in reference to a child protection investigation, said Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts. The details of the investigation were not released.
When officers arrived at Littlejohn's apartment, they found crack cocaine, marijuana and numerous glass pipes, police said.
Littlejohn admitted to smoking crack in front of the girl and supplying her with a pipe, but denied giving her the drugs and also denied sexually abusing her, according to arrest reports. He also said he did not know how old the girl was and said he only learned her age when the girl's mother came to his apartment looking for her daughter, arrest reports say.
Littlejohn has served several stints in prison, mostly on charges relating to sale and possession of cocaine, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He was most recently released from prison in November 2010.