Pinellas Park Teen Rape Supect Arrested


Photo: Courtesy and Pinellas Park Police Facebook Page.  Police and local news media also ask everyone to share this photo on social media.

Update: 6:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 23, 2014–Pinellas Park Police have the teen rape suspect in custody, according to the police department’s official Facebook page  tonight.  The man approached Fox 13 reporter Shayla Reaves and photographer Joe Vazquez at Racin’ Gas station at 49th St. and Park Boulevard. The man said he was the person that police were looking for in this case.  The man denied having sex with the teenage victim and denied that he was armed.  He was taken into custody after talking with the Fox news crew, according to Sgt. Adam Geissenberger, Pinellas Park Police PIO.

The Pinellas Park Police are looking for the white or Hispanic male in the above photo taken at an ATM.  He is suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl. The suspect was seen driving a tan or gold Ford F-150 truck.  If you have any information about this suspect, please contact the Pinellas Park Police at 727-541-0758 or report to Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or online at

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