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    Release Number: 17-700

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 14, 2017
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    Child Abuse Arrest

    He intentionally hit the victim with a PVC pipe.
    • Thursday
    • November 9, 2017
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Phase Five
    • 202 South Moon Avenue
    • Brandon, Florida


    Michael J. Hernandez
    DOB: 07/09/1982
    1012 E. North Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Child Abuse

    Victim: 11-year-old male



    On November 09, 2017, at approximately 7 p.m., at 202 South Moon Avenue in Brandon, while inside Phase Five gym, the defendant, Michael Hernandez, approximately 6', 350 lbs. did intentionally inflict physical injury on the 11-year-old victim known to him by maliciously and repeatedly striking him on the buttocks, legs and lower back using a PVC pipe. The victim suffered multiple contusions (bruising) on these areas.

    During the investigation, detectives learned that Hernandez would punish the 11-year-old by making him hold a weighted bar. If the victim lowered the bar, Hernandez repeatedly used the PVC pipe to strike him in the buttocks, legs and lower back.

    Hernandez was arrested at his home without incident and booked into the Orient Road Jail.


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