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Release Number: 09-058

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

March 2, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060











Timothy Highfield,  DOB 3-4-83

Currently being held in Brevard County Jail.


Charge:  Capital Sexual Battery

               Lewd Lascivious Molestation

               Lewd Lascivious conduct on a child


Victim:   9 year old female


Sexual Battery


Incident occurred February 28, 2009


Hillsborough County









On February 28, 2009 at approximately 7:00 p.m.  the nine year old victim was visiting the defendantís motor home.  The defendant is known to the victim and her family.  The defendant was in the act of committing a lewd and lascivious battery upon the victim when the victimís mother entered the motor home and witnessed the offense.  Upon further investigation it was discovered that the defendant had additionally, committed a sexual battery upon the victim.  At that time, the defendant fled in his vehicle. 


On March 1, 2009 at approximately 2:30 a.m. a warrant was issued for the defendantís arrest.  During the morning hours of March 1, 2009, the defendant turned himself in to the Brevard County Sheriffís Office.  Hillsborough County detectives responded to the Brevard County Jail and interviewed Timothy Highfield.  Highfield admitted to the offenses.


He will be extradited back to Hillsborough County.