Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Valrico man charged with sexual battery on young girl

David Chris Ianuzi, 51, had sexual contact with a young girl in September 2012, officials say.

David Chris Ianuzi, 51, had sexual contact with a young girl in September 2012, officials say.

VALRICO — A man faces a sexual battery charge after a yearlong investigation determined he had sexual contact with a young girl who spent the night in his Valrico home, according to Hillsborough sheriff's deputies.

David Chris Ianuzi, 51, was arrested on a warrant early Monday morning at his new home at 4852 Pond Ridge Drive in Riverview, authorities said.

In September 2012, Ianuzi was living in Valrico, according to an arrest report. In the early morning of Sept. 28, a young girl was spending the night with a friend who also lived in the home when Ianuzi walked in their bedroom about 3 a.m., according to investigators.

While the girl was asleep, Ianuzi reached under her clothes and touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest report. He then committed a sex act on her, authorities said.

The girl waited for Ianuzi to leave the room before she got up and left the house, deputies said. She went to another home and reported what had happened.

Investigators obtained a warrant for a sample of Ianuzi's DNA, which they matched to DNA that was lifted from the girl's clothing, the arrest report stated. During the investigation, detectives also arranged a recorded phone call between the girl and Ianuzi, during which he apologized to her for non-specific reasons, but did not admit to the act, authorities said.

Ianuzi was booked Monday in the Hillsborough County jail and held without bail.

Valrico man charged with sexual battery on young girl 11/18/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:57pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays late-night bullpen shuffle: Alvarado, Pruitt down; Kolarek up

    Blogs

    The Rays shuffled their bullpen again after Tuesday's game, sending down struggling LHP Jose Alvarado along with RHP Austin Pruitt to Triple-A Durham, and turning next to LHP Adam Kolarek, who will make his major-league debut at age 28,

  2. Tampa Bay Times honored for top investigative story in Gerald Loeb annual business awards

    Business

    The Tampa Bay Times was a co-winner in the investigative category for one of the highest honors in business journalism.

    Tampa Bay Times current and former staff writers William R. Levesque, Nathaniel Lash and Anthony Cormier were honored in the investigative category for their coverage of "Allegiant Air" in the 60th Anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. 
[JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times

]

  3. Pasco woman gives birth to child fathered by 11 year old, deputies say

    Crime

    A Port Richey woman was arrested Tuesday, nearly three years after deputies say she gave birth to a child fathered by an 11-year-old boy.

    Marissa Mowry, 25, was arrested Tuesday on charges she sexually assaulted an 11-year-old and gave birth to his child. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  4. For good of the Rays, Tim Beckham should embrace move to second

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH — The acquisition of slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria said a lot of things, most notably that the Rays are serious about making in-season moves to bolster their chances to make the playoffs, with a reliever, or two, next on the shopping list.

    PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 27:  Tim Beckham #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with teammates after scoring during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 27, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) 700011399
  5. St. Petersburg showdown: Kriseman faces Baker for first time tonight at the Rev. Louis Murphy Sr.'s church

    Local Government

    A standing-room-only crowd packed a Midtown church banquet hall Tuesday to witness the first face-off between Mayor Rick Kriseman and former mayor Rick Baker in what is a watershed mayoral contest in the city's history.

    Former Mayor Rick Baker, left, is challenging incumbent Mayor Rick Kriseman, right, to become St. Petersburg mayor.