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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-108

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 15, 2019
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    Man Charged With Burglary And Battery

    The DNA collected at the scene matched the DNA profile of the suspect.
    • Monday
    • January 21, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested: 


    Robert Opletal, 73
    White Male
    2103 Hereford Drive
    Sun City Center
    Charges:  F.S. 810.02(2)(A) Burglary of Occupied Dwelling with Assault or Battery Elderly Victim
     

    Details:

    Patrol deputies were called to a home in Sun City Center on January 21 for a report of a suspect entering an elderly woman's home, then fondling and kissing her as she slept in her bedroom. The victim, who is in her 80s, said the suspect covered her face with a towel during the incident.

    Robert Opletal, 73, who is known to the victim, was interviewed and denied going to the victim's residence the night of the incident. Opletal provided a cheek swab, which was later sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for analysis. Laboratory results showed a match between Opletal's saliva and evidence found on the victim.

    Opletal was arrested and charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with Assault of an Elderly Victim.


     
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