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St. Petersburg man arrested for molesting children over several years

ST. PETERSBURG — A 67-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Friday and charged with molesting three children and exposing them to pornography over several years, authorities said.

Roger Lyle Kent, of Newark Street N, fondled a boy and made the girls fondle Kent, both on multiple occasions, according to the Pinellas Sheriff's Office. Kent also exposed the children to pornographic videos over the course of four to five years, investigators said.

The children were younger than 12 and knew Kent, detectives said. The incidents happened in a private residence in St. Petersburg. Detectives began to investigate earlier this month after the boy reported the activity to his father, the Sheriff's Office said.

Kent was charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of children younger than 12 and showing obscene materials to minors. He was being held without bail Saturday in the Pinellas County Jail.

St. Petersburg man arrested for molesting children over several years 07/26/14 [Last modified: Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:31pm]
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