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Palm Harbor man accused of molesting 14-year-old girl

PALM HARBOR — A 21-year-old man accused of giving drugs to a 14-year-old girl and luring her into sexual acts was arrested Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Elliott P. Hamilton was arrested about 5 p.m. at his home at 2436 Oakbend Drive, No. 814, and charged with two counts of felony lewd and lascivious battery.

Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Crimes Against Children Unit said they suspect Hamilton may have other victims.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the parents of the 14-year-old reported her missing between Wednesday and Friday of last week. The girl, who was not identified because of the nature of the crime, ultimately went home on her own.

Once home, she told her parents that she had been at Hamilton's home and that, while there, he had engaged her in oral sex and, on a separate occasion, sexual intercourse.

The girl's parents reported the crime to the Sheriff's Office on Sunday.

Detectives learned Hamilton met the girl recently through a mutual friend.

According to an arrest report, Hamilton gave the girl drugs, though the type was not specified.

On Wednesday, he was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the investigation or other potential victims to call Detective Jennifer Zinge of the Crimes Against Children Unit at (727) 582-6157.

Palm Harbor man accused of molesting 14-year-old girl 04/21/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:25pm]
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