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Tampa man accused of sexually battering 16-year-old in his care

TAMPA — A 30-year-old Tampa man is accused of sexually battering a 16-year-old family friend who was in his care.

On July 29, Nehemie Fontagne drove the teen to a job interview and took her to his apartment afterward. Once inside, he held her down, undressed her and sexually battered her, police say.

She told him "no," and asked to leave his apartment, but he wouldn't let her, police said.

The victim's parents reported the incident. Early Thursday, an officer pulled Fontagne over in a traffic stop and took him into custody, where he confessed, police say. During the interview, police learned Fontagne had sexually battered the same girl in March 2009 when she was 14.

He was charged with two counts of sexual battery, two counts of unlawful sex with a minor and one count of false imprisonment.

Tampa man accused of sexually battering 16-year-old in his care 08/04/11 [Last modified: Thursday, August 4, 2011 5:41pm]

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