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Tampa police accuse family friend of sexually molesting four young brothers

TAMPA — Police have arrested a man they say sexually abused four young brothers over the past six months.

Gabriel Garcia, 18, of 6219 N Oran St. in Tampa, described as a friend of the family, admitted to police that he sexually abused the four boys, ages 4, 7, 10 and 12, according to Tampa police.

The victims' mother called police on June 15 because she thought two of her sons had been sexually abused. In her investigation, Det. Lela Davis discovered that two other children in the home also had been sexually abused, police said.

Garcia admitted to the crimes, police said.

He has been charged with 17 counts of capital sexual battery, 12 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 16 and five counts lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12.

Tampa police accuse family friend of sexually molesting four young brothers 06/24/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 24, 2010 9:45pm]
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