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Tampa man accused of sexual battery on child


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A 36-year-old man accused of molesting a relative younger than 16 was arrested Tuesday, Tampa police said.

James Reece, of Tampa, faces a charge of sexual battery. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail, where he was being held without bail, according to jail records.

Police said the investigation began after family members reported Reece was sexually involved with the child. Detectives interviewed Reece and determined a crime took place, police said.

The child’s relationship to Reece and the crime location was not released by investigators.

Detectives are still investigating the case.

The Hillsborough County Jail lists a dozen previous arrests for Reece, most on charges of drug possession or driving without a license.

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