Multiple Counts Lewd/Lascivious Battery 5-19-19

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N Pinellas Park, Florida 33781 

Contact: Sergeant Michael Lynch Public Information Officer
c- 727-214-7822 

What: Pinellas Park Police locate an endangered 15 year old female from Hamilton County, Ohio, and arrest a 31 year old male who was with her for multiple counts of Lewd & Lascivious Battery. 

Case Number: 19-22093 

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 

Where: 11333 U.S. Hwy 19 N. Pinellas Park, FL 

Arrested: Raymond James Curtis 31 years old of Hamilton County, 

Ohio Charges: Warrant from Hamilton County, Ohio for Interference with Child Custody & 6 counts of Lewd & Lascivious Battery. 

Victim: 15 year old female from Hamilton County, Ohio (information exempt from release under FSS 119). 

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Pinellas Park Police Patrol units were dispatched to 11333 U.S. Hwy 19 North, in an attempt to locate a 15 year old female who was listed as an endangered juvenile out of Hamilton County, Ohio. Officers located the 15 year old female inside a motel room at this location along with 31 year old Raymond James Curtis, also of Hamilton County, Ohio. During the investigation it was learned that Curtis had driven the 15 year old female whom he was acquainted with down from Ohio to FL approximately a week ago and they ended up staying in the motel they were located in. Investigators also learned that over the last week while staying in the motel Curtis engaged in multiple sexual acts with the 15 year old female. Investigators worked with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Ohio in taking the 15 year old female into protective custody until her parents could travel to FL and pick up their daughter. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Ohio also obtained an arrest warrant for Curtis, charging him with Interference with Child Custody. As a result of the Pinellas Park Police criminal investigation Curtis was charged with six counts of Lewd & Lascivious Battery and he was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. No further information is expected to be released. Photo of Curtis attached along with PCA 

Released by Sgt. Mike Lynch, PIO 

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