Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Zephyrhills felon accused of molesting 7-year-old girl

ZEPHYRHILLS — A 34-year-old man is accused of sexually molesting a 7-year-old child. Angel Freytiz was arrested Thursday on a warrant on charges of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious molestation.

The alleged abuse happened in 2009 in Zephyrhills. The girl told an adult, who confronted Freytiz, a report states. "I don't want to go back to prison," Freytiz said, according to a Zephyrhills Police Department report, and fled, avoiding arrest for nearly two years. He previously served nine months in prison for felony battery, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. That crime happened in 2006 when he was 28 years old. Authorities said he raped an 18-year-old woman.

On the lam from the Zephyrhills accusations, Freytiz ended up in Pennsylvania, as he was convicted there on drug charges in 2011 and is serving a minimum-three-year sentence at a prison in Cresson, Penn. He was picked up at the prison by Pasco authorities and extradited here to face the warrant charges.

Freytiz is being held without bail at the Pasco jail.

Zephyrhills felon accused of molesting 7-year-old girl 10/12/12 [Last modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 4:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Mayor Rick Kriseman says St. Petersburg mayoral election is about going forward, not back

    Blogs

    ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman christened his campaign office Friday evening by telling his supporters that the mayoral election was about moving forward, not backward.

    Mayor Rick Kriseman says mayoral election is about inclusiveness Friday at campaign office rally
  2. Forecast: Lots of sunshine, low humidity to start Memorial Day weekend

    Weather

    The start of your long Memorial Day weekend is all sunshine this Saturday, according to WTSP 10Weather meteorologist Rick Kearbey.

    WTSP seven-day forecast on May 27, 2017.
  3. For starters: Rays at Twins, looking for another with Odorizzi starting

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 11:01: No Dickerson today as the Rays go with seven right-handers.

    Here is the lineup:

  4. Global computer outage grounds British flights

    Airlines

    LONDON — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure caused severe disruption for travelers on a busy holiday weekend.

    British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport in January. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
  5. Road rage incident leaves uninvolved man, 52, with critical injuries in Pinellas Park

    Accidents

    PINELLAS PARK — A 52-year-old man was critically injured after an apparent road rage incident that shut down the area of a U.S. 19 overpass for nearly six hours on Friday, police said.

    Pinellas Park police say a man has critical injuries after a truck involved in a road rage incident slammed into him after he cut off another vehicle. (Pinellas Park Police Department)