Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

St. Petersburg man accused of molesting young girl

ST. PETERSBURG — Police arrested a man they said was caught molesting a 7-year-old girl in his care.

Luis Nucamendi, 30, faces a charge of capital sexual battery. The incident occurred early Sunday at a home in St. Petersburg. The girl's mother walked in on Nucamendi performing a sex act on the child, according to an arrest affidavit.

She called police. Meanwhile, Nucamendi grabbed a knife and threatened to kill himself.

Police arrived and took the man to the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained Monday without bail. Police also said Nucamendi, who has been arrested before in Florida, admitted he is in the country illegally.

Jail records show U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on him.

St. Petersburg man accused of molesting young girl 02/04/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 4, 2013 10:16am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. McConnell trying to revise the Senate health care bill by Friday


    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress' August recess.

    Protesters rally against the Senate Republican health care bill Wednesday on the east front of the Capitol building.
  2. Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze


    LONDON — The number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire has inched up to 80, but the final death toll may not be known for months, British police said at a grim briefing Wednesday.

  3. Rick Baker gives himself a "B" in 1st debate against Rick Kriseman


    Rick Baker gave himself a “B” in his first debate against Mayor Rick Kriseman.

    Rick Baker chats with supporters at a fundraiser at St. Petersburg Yacht Club Wednesday evening
  4. Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware attack


    PARIS — Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets — though everyday life remained affected, …

  5. Details of Trump's travel ban still being finalized


    WASHINGTON — Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security labored Wednesday to finalize rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the United States.