Port Richey man sexually battered 14-year-old in 2017, deputies say

He was 28 when the allegations took place. He was arrested Friday.
Robert Delks Jr., 30, was arrested on two counts of sexual battery of a victim between the ages of 12 and 17, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. [PCSO]
Robert Delks Jr., 30, was arrested on two counts of sexual battery of a victim between the ages of 12 and 17, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. [PCSO]
Published July 22
Updated July 22

PORT RICHEY — A 30-year-old man was arrested Friday on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in 2017, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Delks Jr. of Port Richey, was arrested on two counts of sexual battery of a victim between the ages of 12 and 17. Both allegations involve one girl, according to the arrest report, and took place when Delks was 28. The incidents took place near a wooded area behind a gas station at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Embassy Boulevard, the arrest report said.

The report does not say how the allegations came to light. But on Thursday deputies said they conducted a recorded phone call between Delks and the girl and that he made certain admissions, the arrest report said.

Then on Friday deputies confronted Delks. He at first denied the allegations, the report said, then admitted to the allegations.

He was being held Monday in the Pasco County jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Contact Sarah Verschoor at sverschoor@tampabay.com. Follow @SarahVerschoor.

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