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13-107 Detectives Arrest Safety Harbor Man For Sexual Battery On A Child Under 12

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

John Richard Polgar, Jr. (Arrested)
DOB: 12/31/1958
Address: 655 6th Street South, Safety Harbor
Arrested for Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12.

The victim is a female under age 12 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.

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a man for Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12.

When:
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

The crime occurred in June of 2011.

Where:
The crime occurred at a private residence in Safety Harbor.

Why/How:
Pinellas County Detectives have arrested a Safety Harbor man for Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12. Detectives began their investigation in March of 2013, when the victim child disclosed that the suspect molested her in June of 2011. Through their investigation, detectives determined the suspect, identified as 55-year-old John Richard Polgar, Jr., molested the victim once in 2011.

Detectives made contact with Polgar on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and he denied the allegations. Polgar is a registered sex offender.

Polgar was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

See attached booking photo.

John Polgar Jr. Booking Photo

John Polgar Jr. Booking Photo

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