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St. Pete man arrested on molestation charges

ST. PETERSBURG — Authorities arrested a 21-year-old man they say molested a young girl he was acquainted with several times.

Terry Knott of 6684 54th Ave. N was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday on four charges of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

His victim was 12 years old at the time of crimes, which occurred multiple times from 2007 to 2008, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Knott touched the girl in an inappropriate sexual manner while at a private residence, officials said. The girl told a family member about the molestation on Feb, 3, detectives said.

Knott admitted to the crime during an interview Wednesday afternoon at the sheriff's station in Largo, officials said. He was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail.

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