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Man, 19, charged with having sex with 14-year-old girl

Published Nov. 19, 2015

CLEARWATER — A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl, authorities said.

David Garcia-Calderon, of Clearwater, was charged with lewd and lascivious battery.

Garcia-Calderon worked as a seasonal lifeguard for the city of Clearwater for three summers. He was recently hired as a part-time parks and recreation employee. The city fired him Thursday.

According to Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw, he met the girl on Facebook and the crime was not linked to his city job.

Garcia-Calderon told authorities the sex was consensual.