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Teen accused of sexual battery on toddler

Posted at 3:21 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 15:21:51-05

ST. PETERSBURG – A St. Petersburg teenager is accused of sexual battery on a 19-month-old boy.

St. Petersburg police said in a news release Sunday morning that a witness reported seeing the 14-year-old boy having inappropriate sexual contact with the child.

The incident occurred at a home in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

According to the news release, the agency’s Crimes Against Children Unit responded and talked to the teen. He was arrested on a charge of sexual battery with a child under 12.

The boy is not being identified by The Associated Press because of his age. The victim is also not being identified.

The teen was taken to a juvenile assessment center in Pinellas County.

No further details were released.