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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-177

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 27, 2017
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    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    Suspect Sexually Battered Juvenile Victim For Years

    Walter Chuquimia charged with 3 counts of Sexual Battery.
    • Thursday
    • April 27, 2017
    • Time: 2:51 PM
    • Wimauma, FL


    17-year-old confidential victim


    Walter Chuquimia
    DOB: 1/11/58
    Wimauma, FL

    Sexual Battery (x3)


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives conducted a sexual battery investigation involving Walter Chuquimia. During the investigation, it was revealed that Chuquimia sexually battered a 17-year-old confidential victim on April 24, 2017, and multiple times dating back to 2011. Chuquimia was employed as a pastor at Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc. during several of these incidents. Chuquimia admitted to several of the offenses and was arrested and booked on April 26, 2017. He was charged with three counts of Sexual Battery.

    Detectives have not identified any other victims, however if anyone has any additional information concerning Chuquimia, they are urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.


    Los detectives de la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Hillsborough realizaron una investigación que implicaba a Walter Chuquimia. Durante la investigación, se reveló que Chuquimia abusó sexualmente a una víctima confidencial de 17 años el 24 de abril de 2017, y varias veces que se remonta a 2011. Chuquimia trabajaba como pastor en el Beth-El Farmwork Ministry, Inc. durante varios de estos incidentes. Chuquimia admitió a varios de los delitos y fue arrestado el 24 de abril de 2017. Chuquimia enfrenta tres cargos de abuso sexual.

    Detectives no han identificado ninguna otra víctima, sin embargo, si alguien tiene alguna información adicional sobre Chuquimia, se les pide que se pongan en contacto con la Oficina del Alguacil al 813-247-8200.
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