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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-142

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 1, 2019
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    Tampa Man Arrested In Lake Mary

    He faces charges of Sexual Battery and Lewd & Lascivious Molestation.
    • Saturday
    • March 30, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:


    (Seminole County Sheriff's Office booking photo)
    Robert Earl Howard
    White Male
    DOB: 05/09/1989
    Address: 4121 Busch Blvd E Unit 214, Tampa

    Details:

    On Saturday, March 30, two victims under the age of 12 years old disclosed to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies that they were sexually battered by a family friend, Robert Howard, 29, four years ago at a home in the Citrus Park area.

    Detectives were able to obtain probable cause to issue a warrant for Capital Sexual Battery/Lewd and Lascivious Molestation (4 counts) for Howard. On Sunday, March 31, detectives coordinated with the Lake Mary Police Department and provided them with a possible location for the suspect. Lake Mary PD was able to locate and arrest Howard at his parent's house without incident.

     
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