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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-514

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 27, 2017
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    Sexual Offender Admits To Sexual Activity With A Minor

    He had been communicating with the minor on Facebook.
    • Tuesday
    • September 26, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Phillip Russell Penaloza
    DOB: 3/17/92
    3305 SE 24th Avenue
    Ruskin, FL

    Charges: Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor (x7), Failure of Sex Offender to Respond to Address (x2)


    On September 26, 2017, Phillip Penaloza, a registered sexual offender, admitted to law enforcement that he had been sexually involved with a 17-year-old female since August of 2017. Penaloza admitted to communicating with the minor for the past two years on Facebook through an account not registered with FDLE/HCSO. Penaloza was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail. He is charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor (x7) and Failure of Sex Offender to Respond to Address (x2).

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