RUSKIN — A Ruskin man was arrested Sunday on charges of sexually abusing two underage girls.
In April, Norbert Padilla, 48, was accused of molesting the girls, ages 13 and 17, said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter.
The girls told their parents about the abuse, which they said had taken place for about a year in Riverview. The parents contacted authorities.
Padilla left town, but authorities found him Sunday and he was arrested on several warrants, Carter said.
He faces two counts of sexual battery and three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.
Padilla was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he was held without bail.