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Man charged in sexual battery on 12-year-old girl

GULFPORT — A St. Petersburg man was arrested Friday on sexual battery charges after an incident last week in which he had inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old girl, police said.

Anthony Dixon, 24, confessed during an interview with police that he visited the girl in Gulfport, authorities said. During the visit, he touched her inappropriately.

Police did not release the address where the incident happened or the girl's relation to Dixon in order to protect her identity.

Dixon was already in jail Friday on separate charges of marijuana possession and misuse of 911 when authorities questioned him about the battery, police said. The new charges put him in violation of probation, which he was serving for a conviction in another case from 2010.

In the earlier case, Dixon was also charged with sexual battery, but was later convicted of a lesser charge of felony battery.

He remained in jail Tuesday night without bail.

Man charged in sexual battery on 12-year-old girl 04/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:54pm]
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