Monday, December 11, 2017
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St. Pete man previously convicted of sexual battery accused of molesting two girls

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg man who was convicted of sexual battery more than 30 years ago was accused Thursday of molesting two girls.

Testimony from a 24-year-old woman, who said she was molested when she was 9 years old, led to the arrest of Robert Frederick Hall, police reported.

Hall, 80, is also accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl earlier this year, an arrest report states.

It was unclear Thursday how the allegations surfaced.

An arrest report states that Hall sexually battered the first victim over the course of several years, the last time being in 1997 after she turned 9 years old.

Then, multiple times in March and April, Hall touched the second victim while he was alone with her watching TV, according to the arrest report.

Hall admitted during questioning by police to molesting both victims, the report states.

State records show that in 1980 Hall was convicted of a sexual battery charge and sentenced to 10 years of probation.

He was booked in the Pinellas County Jail and held without bail on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and a charge of sexual battery on a child.

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