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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-101

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 11, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Charged With Sexual Battery Of A Child

    The man was arrested without incident.
    • Thursday
    • March 10, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 5230 Highway 60
    • Dover, Florida


    Arthur Benjamin Jefferson
    DOB: 12/03/1946
    5230 Hwy 60
    Dover, FL


    • Sexual Battery - Victim over 12 but under 18


    • Victim's Identity Not Released Per FSS 119.071(2(h)(1) and FSS 794.00


    During the week of 11/23/15, and the week of 12/21/15, the sixty-eight-year-old defendant drove to a county in North Florida to pick up the sixteen-year-old victim. The victim resided with the defendant for approximately a week each visit , within Hillsborough County, at the above listed location. During those weeks, the defendant willfully and intentionally performed oral sex on the victim multiple times. The defendant compensated the victim with U.S. Currency that totaled approximately $200.00. The defendant was the caretaker and had custodial authority over the victim during the visits. The victim verbally identified the defendant as the person who performed oral sex on him. The defendant admitted to the offense during a controlled phone call, messages on Facebook, and a non-custodial audio recorded interview.

    Arthur Jefferson was arrested at his home without incident.
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