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12-101 Detectives Arrest Palm Harbor Man For Lewd And Lascivious Molestation Of Two Minor Girls

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

Christopher Stark (Arrested)
DOB: 10/30/1973
Address: 214 Arbor Glen Drive, Palm Harbor
Arrested for five-counts lewd and lascivious molestation and one-count lewd and lascivious conduct.

The victims are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl. Both are known to the suspect. Per Florida Statute no further details will be released that would tend to identify the victims.

What:  Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Palm Harbor man for multiple counts of molestation on two girls.

Where:  The crime occurred in north Pinellas County.

When:  The suspect was arrested on the evening of May 1, 2012.

How/Why: 

According to Crimes Against Children investigators, one of the victims (the 13 year old) reported the crime to an adult at her school on May 1, 2012. That adult reported it to the School Resource Officer who in turn provided the information to CAC detectives.

Through their investigation detectives determined that the suspect touched the 13-year-old victim in an inappropriate manner over a two year period; and touched the 12-year-old in an inappropriate manner over a one year period.

On the evening of May 1, 2012 detectives made contact with the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Christopher Stark, at his residence. The suspect then voluntarily came to the Sheriff’s Office North District Station for an interview. He was subsequently arrested for five-counts lewd and lascivious molestation and one-count lewd and lascivious conduct; and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

Stark is employed as a mechanic.

The investigation continues.

To view the suspects booking photo visit www.pcsoweb.com and use the “Who’s In Jail” function.

 

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