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St. Petersburg man faces sex abuse charges

A St. Petersburg man faces multiple charges in a Manatee County case deputies say involved the sexual abuse of a teenage girl over a period of two years.

Curtis Henry May, 40, was arrested Nov. 11 on 20 charges of sexual battery, one charge of lewd and lascivious molestation and one charge of carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the parents learned about the alleged abuse when the girl told a female neighbor, who told the girl's mother.

May is being held in lieu of $19,500 bail in the Manatee County Jail with arraignment set for Dec. 13.

_ Compiled from staff and Bradenton Herald reports.