Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa man, 61, accused of molesting 8-year-old girl

TAMPA — A 61-year-old man accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl at knife point was arrested Thursday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

William George Perez showed a small pocket knife to the girl about 4 p.m. Wednesday and ordered her to come upstairs to his apartment, an arrest affidavit shows.

Perez then forced the girl to sit on his couch, where he molested her, according to the affidavit.

Moments later, Perez's 10-year-old son, who knows the victim, saw the girl crying on the couch.

Perez faces lewd and lascivious molestation and false imprisonment charges.

He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Friday evening without bail.

Tampa man, 61, accused of molesting 8-year-old girl 02/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 1, 2013 5:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021


    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also peering …

    Santonio Holmes hauls in the game-winning touchdown in the Steelers' 27-23 Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Cardinals in 2009, the last time Tampa hosted a Super Bowl. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
  2. Rays bats go silent in second straight loss to Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Sure, Alex Cobb was to blame for the Rays' 4-0 loss on Tuesday.

    Derek Norris strikes out with the bases loaded as the Rays blow a golden opportunity in the seventh inning.
  3. Analysis: Manchester attack was exactly what many had long feared


    LONDON — For Britain's security agencies, London always seemed like the likely target. For years, the capital of 8 million with hundreds of thousands of weekly tourists and dozens of transit hubs had prepared for and feared a major terror attack.

  4. Dade City man dies after crashing into county bus, troopers say

    Public Safety

    ZEPHYRHILLS — A 38-year-old man died Tuesday after colliding into the rear of a county bus on U.S. 301, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  5. Suspicious device at Pinellas Park home was a spent artillery round, police say

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — Bomb squad investigators determined that a "suspicious device" found at a Pinellas Park home Tuesday afternoon was a spent artillery round, police said.