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Deputies: Man arrested for child seduction via phone texting

Deputies: Man arrested for child seduction via phone texting

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (970 WFLA) -- 33-year-old Leonardo Lopez-Navarro of Clearwater was arrested Wednesday for seduction of a child using internet or electronic device, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the victims are two twelve year-old girls who he met while working the bouncy house and inflatable slides on Clearwater Beach.

According to investigators, the crime was reported to the sheriff's office in August after adult relatives of one of the victims found inappropriate text messages on the girl's phone. PCSO said according to their detectives, the messages included solicitation for nude photos as well as sexually explicit conversations.

Detectives said they suspect there may be other victims and request that anyone with information that may assist them in this investigation to contact detective Holly Tsanakaliotis of the special victims unit at 727-582-6200.

Photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

 

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