Sex Offender Accused of Sex with a Minor
He admitted being sexually involved with a 17 year old, Hillsborough deputies said.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A registered sex offender has admitted to being sexually involved with a 17-year-old girl, the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office said.
Phillip Russell Penaloza, 25, of Ruskin, was charged with seven counts of sexual activity with a minor and two counts of failure to respond to address.
He was arrested Tuesday (Sept. 26) after deputies said he admitted to them that he had been sexually active with the teenager since August. They said Penaloza also admitted to communicating
with the minor for the past two years on Facebook through an account not registered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office.
For information about the Hillsborough sheriff, go to hcso.tampa,.fl.us.
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