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Mother of sexual victim says Mark Ober’s comments are why victims hesitate to report sexual abuse

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Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober is being blasted by the mother of a teenage victim involved in a child sex abuse case his office is investigating. At a political debate last week with his Democratic opponent, Andrew Warren, Ober defended himself against the accusation that he initially did not take serious a report regarding Alexander Pelzer, a now-27-year-old Maryland resident accused of committing crimes against the then-15-year-old Hillsborough County girl. The case was first brought to the attention of the general public…

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Mark Ober and Andrew Warren debate criminal justice at Tampa Tiger Bay club

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On Tuesday night, voters in Duval and Orange counties ousted their respective incumbent State Attorney’s. In Hillsborough County this fall, Andrew Warren hopes to continue that trend. Warren is a former federal prosecutor who quit his job late last year to challenge 16-year incumbent Mark Ober. In what was perhaps the single most important hour of his campaign to date, Warren blasted his Republican rival on Friday at a Tampa Tiger Bay debate for being too focused on conviction rates than in making…

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