Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit
Patrol Operations Bureau
Support Services Bureau
-Crime Scene Investigation
The victim is a 17-year-old female, who is not known to the suspect. No further information will be released that would tend to identify the victim.
The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, medium build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt.
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit are investigating an attack and sexual battery on a 17-year-old female as she was walking to the school bus stop.
The crime occurred sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
The attack occurred around the area of Whitney Road and Whitney Drive in unincorporated Clearwater.
According to detectives, the suspect was walking towards her school bus stop when the suspect came from behind and drug her out of public view and sexually battered her.
Following the attack, however, the girl was able to make it back home at which point she advised her family. The incident was then reported to the Sheriff’s Office.
At this time, detectives have a limited description on the suspect. That description is provided above.
The investigation continues.