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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

St. Pete man accused of having sex with teen girl, child pornography


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A 44-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested Monday afternoon after a 17-year-old girl told authorities he had given her drugs, had sex with her and had child pornography on his computer, according to St. Petersburg police.

Paul Raymond Payne, of 4360 10th Ave. S., was arrested on 19 counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and lewd and lascivious battery. Bail was set at $230,000.

Investigators arrested the 17-year-old girl on drug charges last year, and she in told them about Payne, St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz said. She and Payne had been having sex since she was 14, Puetz said.

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