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Tampa man accused of sexually assaulting girl

TAMPA — A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday, accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl, police said.

Charles Henry Hightower of Tampa was at a friend's home early Monday when he met the girl. Police say he entered her room several times during the visit and eventually sexually assaulted her.

The girl immediately told a family member. A few hours later, Hightower was arrested.

He faces a sexual battery charge. Tampa police also arrested him on an unrelated warrant for marijuana possession. He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Tuesday without bail.

Tampa man accused of sexually assaulting girl 03/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:51pm]
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