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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-012

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 18, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Couple Arrested For Child Abuse

    The pair were also charged with Possession of Child Pornography.
    • Tuesday
    • January 17, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Valrico, FL


    Elizabeth Wirick
    DOB: 6-13-66
    3320 Stonebridge Trail
    Valrico, FL


    • Use of a Child In Sexual Performance (22 counts)
    • Child Abuse (2 counts)
    • Lewd Molestation (3 counts)
    • Attempt Capital Sexual Battery (6 counts)
    • Lewd Exhibition (2 counts)


    Richard James Piccoli
    DOB: 12-9-54
    3320 Stonebridge Trail
    Valrico, FL


    • Use of a Child in Sexual Performance (4 counts)
    • Child Abuse (2 counts)
    • Possession of Child Pornography (22 counts)


    Female under the age of 12
    Per State Statute no other information reference the victim will be released.


    On January 17, 2012 the witness delivered a USB drive which contained images which were recovered from the defendant’s (Wirick & Piccoli) laptop. This drive contained twenty two images depicting the victim involved in sexual conduct or lewd exhibition of the genitals. In four of the images the defendants employed, authorized, or induced the victim, who is under the age of 12 to engage in a sexual performance. These offenses constitute intentional infliction of mental injury upon the victim on two separate dates. In three images the defendant forced or enticed the victim to touch her breast in a lewd manner. In six images the victim is posed next to the defendants, while the victim is posed with an adult sex toy and the images also showed the victim using the sex toy on herself. The sexual activity performed with the victim is with the adult female. The adult male is observed posed in the photos with the adult female and victim.


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