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Sarasota man charged with sexual assault of child

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Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Police have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a 7-year-old child.

The 47-year-old man is accused of assaulting the child on his sailboat moored at Marina Jack’s. The alleged assault occurred while the victim was in their sleeping bunk. The next day, the child told other family members, who notified police. During the investigation, police heard allegations of the suspect assaulting other relatives as far back as 2008.

ABC7 has chosen not to name the suspect as it could potentially identify the victim.

Sarasota detectives believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information about these assaults are asked to contact Det. Maria Llovio at 941-263-6836 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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