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Deputies: Man, 73, Fondled Elderly Woman While She Slept

Robert Opletal | Hillsborough Sheriff | Arrests

The woman is in her 80s, according to Hillsborough deputies.

SUN CITY CENTER – A 73-year-old man is accused of breaking into the home of a woman in her 80s and fondling her while she slept, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Robert Opletal, 73, of Sun City Center, was charged with one count of Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with Assault of an Elderly Victim.

Deputies said they were called to a Sun City Center home Jan. 21 for a report of a suspect entering an elderly woman’s home, then fondling and kissing her as she slept in her bedroom. The woman, who is in her 80s, said the suspect covered her face with a towel during the incident.

Opletal, whom the woman knows, was interviewed and denied going to her home the night of the incident.

Opletal provided a cheek swab, which was later sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis. Deputies said laboratory results showed a match between Opletal’s saliva and evidence found on the woman.

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Deputies: Man, 73, Fondled Elderly Woman While She Slept
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