Sex offender found with girl, 15, also charged with child porn

LARGO — A 25-year-old Largo man registered as a sex offender was arrested Friday night after a police officer found him having intercourse with a 15-year-old girl in a car, police said.

Kenneth Edward Rosier of 1936 Coral Way in Largo was parked at a condominium on Redington Shores when the officer noticed the two in the car's back seat, said Detective Jason Routzahn of the Indian Shores Police Department, which provides police service to Redington Shores.

Rosier and the girl were friends, and Rosier admitted knowing her age, Routzahn said. To protect the girl's identity, Routzahn declined to offer further details about how the two knew each other.

During questioning, Rosier also admitting having sex with other underage girls in other cities and counties, Routzahn said. During the investigation of Friday's incident, police also found a cache of child pornography.

Rosier was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and 23 counts of child pornography. He was held without bail Saturday in the Pinellas County Jail.

While serving in the Navy, Rosier was convicted of two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Florida's sexual offender database. The database does not specify where these crimes took place, where Rosier was incarcerated or when he was released — only that he was convicted by a military court in Florida.

Rosier had worked three or four months as a mechanic at Clearwater Aircraft Maintenance Services, office manager Amanda Converse said.

He was a good worker who was always polite and mature, she said.

"It was always, "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am" and "is there anything I can do to help?' " she said.

Sex offender found with girl, 15, also charged with child porn 11/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 21, 2009 9:49pm]

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