David Gee, Sheriff
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Release Number: 10-005
- For Immediate Release:
- Hillsborougho County Sheriff’s Office
- January 5, 2010
- Contact Person:
- Deputy Larry McKinnon : firstname.lastname@example.org
- (813) 247-8060
Suspect Arrested in 40 Year Old Sexual Battery Case.
Child Victim of Attempted Sexual Battery Comes Forward After 40 Years
- January 5, 2010
- Time: 4:06 PM
- 3050 Tina Marie DR
- Wesley Chapel Fl 33543
Horst, Douglas Clyde DOB 06/06/1947
3050 Tina Marie DR
Wesley Chapel Fl 33543
Attempted Sexual Battery (Victim Less than 12)
Sexual Battery Investigation/arrest
Hillsborough County Florida
In July 2010, the victim contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and reported that Douglas Clyde Horst had sexually molested the victim nearly forty years ago. The victim, who was a young pre-teen at the time, suppressed the information through the years before recently reporting the offense to law enforcement.
HCSO Detectives opened an investigation and after extensive interviews and review by the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office an arrest warrant was issued.
On January 4th 2010, the US Marshal Regional Fugitive Task Force and HCSO Detectives located and arrested Douglas Horst in his vehicle on HWY 54 and Ashton Oaks Drive in Wesley Chapel Fla. Horst is currently in the Pasco County Jail awaiting transfer to Hillsborough County Jail.
All further details of the actual investigation are confidential.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation or any other inappropriate activity of Mr. Horst is asked to contact Detective Lee Raschke at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.