CAC Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Crimes Against Children Unit

Erik R. Clark
DOB: 04/21/1997
Address: 690 10th Avenue North, Safety Harbor
Charges: One count of Sexual Battery

The female victim was between 14 and 18 years of age when the crime occurred. Per Florida Statute 119.071(2)(h)1 no further details will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Safety Harbor man for sexual battery on a minor.

When:
The incident occurred on April 23, 2017

The suspect was arrested at about 2:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Where:
The crime occurred at a private residence in Safety Harbor.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a Safety Harbor man for sexual battery on a minor.

According to detectives, their investigation began on April 28, 2017, ​after the 14-year old victim informed an adult. Detectives say the victim went to a friend’s house where she fell asleep in a chair. When she awoke, the suspect, 20-year-old Eric Clark, was in the act of having inappropriate sexual contact with her.Detectives say the victim attempted to resist Clark’s inappropriate sexual contact and was not successful.

Investigators reported that Clark is known to the victim.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to corroborate the victim’s allegations.

At about 11:30 am on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, detectives interviewed Clark at the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo. Clark admitted to the allegations.

Clark was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Clark was charged with one count of Sexual Battery.

The investigation continues.

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Posted by Dan Difrancesco Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:35:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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