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Largo man arrested for lewd and lascivious battery on teen girl

A 21-year-old man is under arrested for multiple acts of lewd and lascivious battery on a 14-year-old girl over nearly a year, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives said that starting about Feb. 23, 2012, to about Jan. 26 Arnulfo Elias engaged the 14-year-old girl in sexual activity 20 to 30 times at a private residence in Largo. Elias and the girl knew each other.

According to detectives, the girl let an adult know what was happening and the adult reported it to the sheriff’s office on June 5.

Elias, of 6030 150th Ave. N., Lot 40, Largo, and the girl got acquainted through social media, specifically Facebook, according to detectives.

Elias was interviewed at the sheriff’s Administration Building on Wednesday, admitted to the crime, and was arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail. He is being held on $10,000 bail.

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