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12-274 Detectives Arrest Suspect For Lewd and Lascivious Battery On A Minor

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit

Jeffrey Joseph Lacava (Arrested)
Address: 15354 Waverly Street, Clearwater
Arrested for lewd and lascivious battery; and unrelated charges of VOP for grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.

Victim is a 14-year-old female who is known to the suspect. Per FL Statute 119.071(2)(h)1 no further information will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a man for L&L battery on a 14-year-old girl.

The suspect was arrested on November 23, 2012.

The crime occurred on at least four separate occasions during the month of October 2012.

The crime occurred at a private residence in Clearwater.

Detectives began to investigate the case in early November 2012 after the victim disclosed to her sister that she had been touched by the suspect in a sexual manner. The sister reported the crime and detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit began to investigate.

According to detectives, the suspect identified as 30-year-old Jeffrey J. Lacava, inappropriately touched the 14-year-old victim on four occasions during the month of October.

Lacava was arrested for lewd and lascivious battery on a minor and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

Jeffrey J. Lacava

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