Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit
Steven Homol (Suspect – Arrested)
Address: 13500 Rodgers Avenue, #916, Largo
Charge: One count of Sexual Battery
The female victim is under the age of 16. Per Florida Statute 119.071(2)(h)1 no further details will be released that would tend to identify the victim.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Largo man for Sexual Battery on a minor.
Detectives say the crimes occurred on numerous occasions between December 2018 and March 2020.
The suspect was arrested at approximately 1:15 a.m., on January 23, 2021
The crimes occurred at multiple locations throughout Pinellas County.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Largo man for Sexual Battery on a minor.
Detectives learned of the investigation in July 2020, after a female victim reported she had been sexually battered on multiple occasions by 35-year-old Steven Homol. The victim stated the abuse began in December 2018 when she was 13 years old.
According to detectives, Homol and the victim worked together. While at work, Homol would force the victim into the bathroom, sexually batter her, and threaten physical violence against the victim if she notified anyone. The victim stated this occurred on multiple occasions.
Detectives say the victim continued a sexual relationship with Homol out of fear that he would hurt her. In addition to the physical threats, Homol would provide the victim with money or gifts so she would not disclose the abuse to anyone.
Through various investigative techniques, detectives developed probable cause for Homol’s arrest.
On January 22, 2021, Homol was arrested by the St. Petersburg Police Department on an unrelated charge of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a minor and transported him to the Pinellas County Jail.
On January 23, 2021, Pinellas detectives interviewed Homol at the jail, where he admitted to the sexual battery allegations.
Homol was charged with one count of Sexual Battery.
If you have any information regarding this case or may have been a victim, please contact Detective Curtin at (727) 582-6200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The investigation continues.
Booking photo of Homol
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