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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Crime & Courts

Assailant targeting prostitutes, Pasco deputies say


The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person of interest in a case where a man is apparently targeting prostitutes for sexual battery.

According to deputies, the man takes his victims to a secluded area, says he is a law enforcement officer, then assaults them. There have been least two sexual batteries and one attempted sexual battery.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 35-40 years of age, 5-foot-11-inches to 6 feet tall, and 230 pounds. He has brown eyes, straight brown hair, a goatee and mustache, and medium-dark skin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pasco County Sheriff’s Communications Office at (727) 844-7711.