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    Release Number: 18-366 (18-199)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 23, 2018
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    Northdale Suspect Arrested

    The victim was on a jogging trail exercising at the time of the attack.
    • Friday
    • April 20, 2018
    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Northdale Lake Park Trail

    Arrested:


    Robert Hembree, Jr
    DOB 3/24/1987
    Tampa, Florida

     

    Charges:

    • Larceny Petit Theft - 1st Degree – Misdemeanor
    • Sexual Assault - No Physical Force of Violence - Felony

    Details:

    Detectives arrested Robert Hembree, Jr. and charged him with Sexual Assault and Petit Theft for an attack that occurred on a female victim on a Northdale trail this past February.

    On 2/24/2018 at approximately 3:41 p.m. Hembree grabbed the victim from behind, threw her to the ground and forcefully removed her shorts and underclothing. The victim was on a jogging trail exercising at the time of the attack. While the victim was lying on the ground naked from the waist down the defendant stood over her using vulgarities. The defendant fled the area after she began kicking him. Upon fleeing, the defendant took the victim's shorts with him.

    The defendant was later arrested for unrelated charges in the area. Hembree later admitted to throwing the victim to the ground and seeing her naked from the waist down.


      



     
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