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West Palm Beach man charged with raping girl in Tampa

TAMPA — Police have arrested a 35-year-old man they say raped a 6-year-old girl in his care in 2010.

David Francis-Brewster Mace was arrested Wednesday in West Palm Beach, according to Tampa police. He faces one count of capital sexual battery.

Police started investigating after getting a tip from the girl's family in June 2012. Detectives say they learned that Mace sexually battered the girl and gave her $60 to not tell anyone. Eventually, after consulting with prosecutors, authorities got a warrant for Mace's arrest.

He has been living in Palm Beach County, and on Wednesday the a police fugitive apprehension unit worked with the U.S. Marshals Task Force to arrest Mace at a floral shop where he works, police say.

Police expect to bring him back to Hillsborough County.

West Palm Beach man charged with raping girl in Tampa 02/27/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:13pm]
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