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Defendant: 15-year-old male
Assault with Intent to Commit a Felony (Felony)
Battery Touch or Strike (Misdemeanor)
On January 31, 2018, at approximately 12 pm, the confidential victim was walking to the cafeteria at Strawberry Crest High School when she was approached by the defendant who grabbed the strap to her backpack and then caressed her back against her will. The defendant stated that he was going to rape her. He further made sexually derogatory remarks related to her human characteristics and female body parts.
The defendant's actions placed the confidential victim in fear that this threat was imminent, and she was about to be harmed. The confidential victim positively identified the defendant as the person who committed these offenses. The defendant was arrested today without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center.
The investigation continues.