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Police: Naked sex offender found with 14-year-old girl

TARPON SPRINGS — A convicted sex offender was arrested Sunday after, police said, he was found nude in a hotel room with a 14-year-old girl who appeared to be intoxicated.

Mark Ray Anderson, 32, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Tarpon Springs police found Anderson passed out in a hotel room at 110 W Tarpon Ave. about 6 p.m. The front door to the room was open, according to arrest reports.

The girl's mother went to the hotel after learning her daughter was there and found her "in an apparent state of intoxication from an unknown substance," an arrest report says.

The girl, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.

When police arrived, they found drugs and numerous pornographic DVDs in the room with Anderson, whose address on arrest reports is listed as 814 S Grosse Ave., Tarpon Springs.

According to Pinellas court records, Anderson was convicted in Pinellas County in 1996 of lewd and lascivious behavior on a child under age 16.

He was sentenced as a youthful offender to two years of boot camp followed by four years of probation. In 1999, he was convicted of violating his probation and sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Anderson has previous cocaine possession convictions from 2000 and 2003, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

On Tuesday, Anderson was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $6,500 bail.

Rita Farlow can be reached at farlow@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4157.

Police: Naked sex offender found with 14-year-old girl 11/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 7:56pm]
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