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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
Crime & Courts

Largo man accused of having sex with girl, 14

A 22-year-old Largo man was arrested today after Largo Police say he admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Detectives began investigating Matthew A. Lopez after the girl told her mother she’d engaged in sex with him on or around May 1 in Oldsmar, police said.

Lopez and the girl knew each other, police said. In order to protect the victim’s privacy, no further information about their relationship was released.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit met with Lopez around 10 a.m. this morning and he admitted to the charges, police said.

Lopez was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. He’s charged with lewd and lascivious battery.