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Largo man arrested by deputies for sexual battery on a child

Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Largo man for sexual battery on a child.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the subject as 57 year-old Luis Angel Sanchez-Nieves of Largo.

The investigation began on Saturday, May 30, 2020 in the 140 block of 23rd Avenue SW in Largo.

Detectives were contacted by a family member of the victim, alleging that Sanchez-Nieves had inappropriate sexual activity with the victim.

Detectives say Sanchez-Nieves removed the victim’s shorts and underwear during a massage, and performed a sexual act.

Detectives interviewed Sanchez-Nieves and afterwards he was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Battery with Familial Authority.

The victim is only being described as a child over the age of 12.

Sanchez-Nieves was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident following his arrest at approximately 9:40 a.m.

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