Madeira Beach man charged with sexual battery

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Justin Gregorits

Justin Gregorits, 37

Detectives arrested a Madeira Beach man Sunday who they say sexually battered a 17-year-old girl.

The girl had told her parents she was going out with some friends she met on the beach, and when she didn't return home her parents called the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives tracked her to 228 146th Ave, where they say Justin "Gene" Gregorits, 37, lives.

Deputies found the girl inside, and said she told them Gregorits had forced her to have sex with him.

Gregorits later admitted he'd had sexual contact with the girl, authorities said. Detectives believe there may be other victims.

Gregorits was taken to the Pinellas County Jail and charged with sexual battery.

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