These were real crimes in Hillsborough County:
A man asks his teenage stepdaughter to put on her mother’s nightgown and then fondles her in the bedroom.
A woman drinks heavily at a nightclub and invites a man to her home, where she is raped by someone she knows only by a first name.
A 9-year-old boy molests his 6-year-old cousin in the shower during a visit from out of state.
The HCSO analyzed all reported rape and sexual abuse cases in 2008 and found:
Most child victims were assaulted by family members, parents/stepparents, acquaintances or someone personally known to the child.
Most adult victims were assaulted by an acquaintance or boyfriend/former boyfriend.
Most rapes and sexual abuses occur in their home of the attacker or the victim.
Juvenile suspect with Juvenile victim: 125 cases
58 percent occurred at residence of suspect or victim
19 cases listed suspect as a family member other than sibling
31 cases listed suspect as sibling or foster sibling
53 cases listed suspect as an acquaintance
21 cases the suspect was personally known (other than a family member)
Adult suspect with Juvenile victim: 234 cases
82 percent occurred at residence of suspect or victim
4 stranger cases
54 cases listed suspect a family member other than parent or sibling
47 cases listed suspect as parent or stepparent
2 cases listed suspect as foster parent
7 cases listed suspect as sibling
48 cases listed suspect as an acquaintance
72 cases the suspect was personally known (other than a family member)
14 mother’s boyfriend
Adult suspect with Adult victim: 112 cases
66 percent occurred at residence of suspect or victim
28 stranger cases reported – (14 of which had recently met the suspect)
7 met at bar or club
4 victims accepted rides with the suspect
1 met suspect on the internet
1 victim invited suspect to hotel room
1 was listed as an acquaintance
44 cases listed suspect as an acquaintance
19 cases listed suspect as a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend
5 cases listed suspect as the husband
3 cases listed suspect as a neighbor
6 cases listed suspect as roommate
3 cases listed suspect as stepparent
4 cases with 1 each of: coworker, facility staff, pastor and unknown
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office: 813-247-8115
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: 2-1-1
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873
Victim's Rights Brochure PDF