Officers Arrest Sexual Battery Suspect

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DATE/TIME: 10/16/2012 at 8:15 p.m.

LOCATION: 911 East 28th Avenue, Tampa

VICTIM: 14 year-old male

SUSPECT: Steven James Taylor, B/M, DOB:2/15/65 - AT LARGE

CHARGES: Sexual Battery and Kidnapping


Tampa Police officers arrested Steven Taylor for sexually battering and kidnapping a teenage child. The victim was walking home when the suspect lured him over to a shed near an alleyway. The suspect then forced the victim into the shed, pinned him down and sexually battered him. The victim was able to escape from the shed after a struggle with the suspect. He ran south on Nebraska Avenue and flagged down a patrol officer to report the incident. Officers quickly responded to the scene where the attack took place and located the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with Sexual Battery and Kidnapping. This investigation is still ongoing.

Janelle McGregor