A Seminole man is charged with sexually abusing a girl under the age of 12 multiple times over several years.
Terry Alford, 33, of 9174 92nd Ave. N., Seminole, is charged with three counts of sexual battery of a child, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives started the case on Jan. 29 when the victim, who Alford knows, told an acquaintance that the suspect had sexual contact with her several times, the sheriff’s office said.
Alford was then interviewed and denied the allegations, according to the sheriff’s office, but detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit had enough probable cause to arrest and charge him.
The abuse occurred at various locations in Pinellas County from 2008 to 2012, the sheriff’s office said.
Alford is being held in the Pinellas County Jail.