Monday, February 19, 2018
Public safety

Police: St. Pete man had sex with young girl he met on Facebook

Pinellas Park police arrested a 19-year-old St. Petersburg man Wednesday on charges he had sexual contact with a young girl he met on Facebook.

Michael Jeffrey Lee was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious battery, a felony, and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. He was held Thursday on $10,000 bail.

Police said Lee met the girl, who is under the age of 16, on Facebook and arranged to meet with her.

On Dec. 20 officers said the two had intercourse in the girl's bedroom while her mother was at home, according to a police report.

In the morning the mother found Lee still in the victim's bedroom, hiding in the closet, police said.

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