Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-202

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 8, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Man Arrested After Inappropriately Touching Two Young Girls

    Man faces lewd/lascivious molestation charges.
    • Thursday
    • June 7, 2012
    • Time: 6:48 PM
    • Walmart
    • 2701 Fletcher Avenue E
    • Tampa, FL


    Samuel Stephen Lugo
    DOB: 7/09/1952
    508 Floribraska Ave E
    Tampa, FL


    • Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (2 Counts)


    • 8-year-old female
    • 9-year-old female


    On June 7, 2012, approximately 6:48 p.m., security personnel from Walmart located at 2701 Fletcher Avenue, notified deputies they had a suspect in custody they caught molesting the backsides of children within the store.

    Apparently, the suspect, Stephen Lugo followed the two girls and as he passed by them he would reach down with his hand and touches their buttocks.

    Both girls were not together and both incidents occurred in separate parts of the store. Both girls were with their parent or grandparents when the incident happened. An independent witness along with store surveillance corroborated the girls and the witnesses’ statements. Lugo is a stranger to both victims.
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