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Pinellas Park teen charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy

Zilix Evan Ramos, 18, faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious exhibition and promoting sexual activities by a child. [Pinellas Park Police Department]
Zilix Evan Ramos, 18, faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious exhibition and promoting sexual activities by a child. [Pinellas Park Police Department]
Published Feb. 4, 2015

A Pinellas Park teen is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at least a dozen times, according to police, starting when the boy was 11.

Zilix Evan Ramos, 18, faces charges of lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious exhibition and promoting sexual activities by a child. Investigators learned of the case Monday and talked to the victim and his mother, according to the Pinellas Park Police Department. Ramos is being held at the Pinellas County Jail on $130,000 bail.

According to arrest affidavits, he showed the boy pornography at least once and fondled the boy multiple times. The abuse began the week before Christmas and was discovered by the victim's mother on Jan. 30, according to police.

Investigators said Ramos confessed in an interview Tuesday. More charges are likely, according to authorities. No further information was immediately available.