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    Release Number: 16-081

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 29, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Arrested For Lewd or Lascivious

    The victim's were able to obtain a license plate number.
    • Tuesday
    • February 23, 2016
    • Time: 4:30 PM
    • 7700 Paula Drive
    • Tampa, Florida


    Andrew Gustavo Poblete
    DOB: 11/20/1992
    6417 Murray Hill Drive
    Tampa, FL


    • Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition Child Under 16 (x2)


    On 02/23/2016, at approximately 4:30 pm, at 7700 Paula Drive in Tampa, two 13-year-old female victims observed the defendant driving slowly in a vehicle with the passenger window down and holding his erect penis in his hand, exposing it to the victims in a lewd and lascivious manner.

    The victims were able to see the license plate as the defendant drove away and recorded it. One of the juvenile victims advised her mother of the incident, who then contacted law enforcement.

    Detectives responded to the registered owner's address and met with the defendant who advised he was the only person in the vehicle that day and the only person who drives that vehicle. The defendant also admitted to being within one block of the incident scene at the approximate time of the occurrence.

    On 02/25/2016, detectives conducted covert surveillance on the defendant and observed him driving in random circles in the area of Pierce Middle School and Leto High School. As the defendant would approach female juveniles walking on the sidewalk he would thrust his pelvis upward. The females did not appear to notice the defendant and he continued to circle the area in a suspicious

    On 02/26/2016, detectives presented the investigation to the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office and received approval to secure an arrest warrant.

    This afternoon, Poblete was located and arrested without incident and will be booked into the Hillsborough County - Orient Road Jail later this evening. Detectives are requesting that anyone who may have had similar contact with Andrew Poblete to please call HCSO at 813-247-8200.

    The investigation continues.
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