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Tampa man arrested on child sex charges

TAMPA — An Army staff sergeant with Central Command was arrested Wednesday, accused of sexually battering a child under the age of 8.

Edgar Douglas Hargis, 33, of Tampa, admitted to a chaplain that he had been abusing the child, an unnamed witness told authorities, according to an arrest affidavit.

Hargis was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base, a CentCom spokesman said.

He remained in jail Wednesday without bail.

Tampa man arrested on child sex charges 03/14/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:49pm]

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