CAC Arrest

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

Romeo Wilfred Desrosiers (Registered Sex Offender- Arrested)
DOB: 03/08/1950
Address: 5558 Crissman Drive North, St. Petersburg
Charges: One count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on Child Less than 12

The female victim is currently 31-years-old. 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 registered sex offender for lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

When:
The incident occurred in June 1995.

The suspect was arrested at about 9:00 a.m. on October 28, 2019.

Where:
The incident occurred at a residence in Pinellas County.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a registered sex offender for lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

According to detectives, their investigation began in August 2019, after the victim notified deputies she was touched inappropriately when she was 7-8 years old by, 69-year-old Romeo Desrosiers, who was known to the victim.

Detectives say the victim who is now 31-years-old, confronted Desrosiers about the incidents. Desrosiers admitted to the victim that on multiple occasions he masturbated her by touching her vagina over her clothes when she was a child.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives confirmed that Desrosiers had access to the victim during that time period at a residence in Pinellas County.

Detectives say Desrosiers is a registered sex offender who is monitored by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Predator and Offender Tracking Unit. Desrosiers was required to register as a sex offender on May 28, 1997, after he was convicted for a similar lewd and lascivious act on a child.

Detectives arrested Desrosiers and transported him to the Pinellas County Jail.

Desrosiers was charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on Child under 12.

The investigation continues.


Romeo Wilfred Desrosiers booking photo.

Posted by Travis Sibley Monday, October 28, 2019 7:54:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info