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Pinellas deputies: Man armed with ax sexually batters woman

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After break-in, man faces multiple charges

A St. Petersburg man has been charged with breaking into a home last year and sexually battering a woman while threatening her with an ax.

Pinellas sheriff's deputies say Frederick L. Byron, 19, of St. Petersburg, broke into a home about 1 a.m. Nov. 29 through an unlocked sliding back door. Byron told the woman to kneel on the floor, demanded money and sexually battered her, deputies said.

After the incident, deputies plugged DNA left at the crime scene into database. It came back as a match to Byron, who had been jailed on unrelated charges, arrest reports state.

He was charged this week with burglary, armed burglary and sexual battery.

Pinellas deputies: Man armed with ax sexually batters woman 07/25/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 27, 2014 11:29am]
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