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St. Pete man accused of having sex with teen

Authorities arrested a St. Petersburg man they say repeatedly had sex with a teen girl despite being warned before that she was a minor.

Joshua Mojica-Carmona, 19, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of sexual battery after Pinellas deputies found him and the girl, who is younger than 16, having sex in an abandoned home in the 6200 block of 51st Terrace N.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office got a "suspicious circumstances" call about the vacant home at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an arrest affidavit.

A deputy went to the residence and found the teens in the laundry room.

Mojica-Carmona admitted they were having sex and had done so about 10 other times, a report said.

The report indicated that last fall, Pinellas Park police spoke to Mojica-Carmona about the girl's age. Details of that instance were not immediately available.

Mojica-Carmona was in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail Thursday.

St. Pete man accused of having sex with teen 05/02/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 4:17pm]
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