Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-269

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 2, 2019
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    Capital Sexual Battery

    Man arrested with Capital Sexual Battery
    • Tuesday
    • July 2, 2019
    • Time: 8:48 AM
    • Hillsborough County
    • Tampa, FL


    Jesus Otero-Cordero
    DOB: 4/21/1988


    Capital Sexual Battery (X6)
    Lewd Battery (victim over 12 but less than 16) (X6)

    Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister would like to inform the public about a man arrested and accused of molesting a teen over the course of four years.

    On May 21, 2019, deputies responded to a call for service in which a teen reported to have been sexually battered and molested by Jesus Otero-Cordero between 2013-2017. Detectives have found the offenses occurred within Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Working together with detectives from Pasco County, the victim's claims were corroborated. The evidence collected includes a confession from the suspect.

    Otero-Cordero was arrested at his home in Pasco County and is charged with six counts of Capital Sexual Battery and six counts of Lewd Battery, steaming from the HCSO investigation. Multiple other charges were added from Pasco County.
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