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Teenage boy, 14, arrested after sexual battery allegations surface

Published Dec. 6, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Saturday on a sexual battery charge after allegations surfaced that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a toddler, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating the 14-year-old Saturday, when a witness reported seeing the teenager have sexual contact with a 19-month-old child at a private residence in the county, deputies said.

The teenage boy was interviewed, according to the Sheriff's Office, arrested and transported to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

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