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Officer of year for 1989 named

ST. PETERSBURG - Robert A. Stinson, a 20-year veteran of the St.Petersburg Police Department, has been named Police Officer of the Year for 1989. Stinson, 46, has worked as a detective in the special operations section and economic crime unit, a field training officer and a driving instructor at the police academy. He currently is a patrol officer. Stinson will receive a plaque and a $300 award today in a ceremony at the H D Cafeteria in the Northeast Shopping Center.

The award is sponsored by the St. Petersburg Exchange Club and the First Union National Bank of Florida.

Girl, 2, may have been raped ST. PETERSBURG - Police are investigating whether two children may have raped their 2-year-old cousin. St. Petersburg police spokesman Wendell Creager said that the toddler's mother took her to the Pinellas County Health Department on Tuesday for an examination. That examination showed that the toddler had a venereal disease. Creager said police are interviewing two of the girl's cousins, ages 10 and 8, who had contact with the toddler. No arrests have been made.