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St. Petersburg man arrested for molesting child for 3 years

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It began in 2014, when the child was 11. Ronnie O’Brian Kasten II, 29, was arrested by detectives for sexually molesting the youngster, now 13, according to a news release issued by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office late Monday. Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Kasten, a multiple felon according to records, on one count of sexual battery and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child, who was unnamed in the police report. It was…

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Teen accused of sexual battery on toddler in St. Pete

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A St. Petersburg teenager is accused of sexual battery on a 19-month-old boy. St. Petersburg police said in a news release Sunday morning that a witness reported seeing the 14-year-old boy having inappropriate sexual contact with the child. The incident occurred at a home in St. Petersburg on Saturday. According to the news release, the agency’s Crimes Against Children Unit responded and talked to the teen. He was arrested on a charge of sexual battery with a child under 12.…

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