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Largo man charged with incest and sexual battery

Police arrested a Largo man on charges of incest and sexual battery after they say he attacked a female family member last week.

According to arrest affidavits, Edward L. Redding, 57, asked the woman if he could come to her St. Petersburg apartment. He gave her alcohol and drugs and forced her to have sex with him, the report states.

Redding was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained Tuesday without bail.

Redding also was charged with multiple counts of sexual battery in 1982, court records state. He was found guilty of two counts and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was released in 1994, records show, but was returned to prison in 2000 on a cocaine possession charge. He was released in 2003, records show.

Largo man charged with incest and sexual battery 12/10/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:18pm]
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