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FDLE Arrests St. Petersburg Man Accused of Child Sexual Assault

Marc Spera | FDLE | Arrests

He is accused of victimizing a student at a private boarding school in Pennsylvania. 

ST. PETERSBURG – A St. Petersburg man has been arrested in connection with accusations that he sexually abused a child while working at a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Marc Spera, 57, of St. Petersburg was arrested in connection with a warrant issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 10 counts of statutory sexual assault, 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor sexual offenses, 10 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years of age, one count of endangering welfare of children, 10 counts of institutional sexual assault, one count of corruption of minors, and 10 counts of indecent assault of a person less than 16. Spera remains in the Pinellas County Jail awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania.

The charges stem from a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, Church Farm School, where Spera worked and lived on campus from 1995 to 2010. He is accused of victimizing a student at the school from 2008 to 2010.

About four years ago, Spera moved to Florida where he took a job, living on campus, at a private boarding school in St. Petersburg.

Agents arrested Spera last month at Admiral Farragut Academy without incident. Because of Spera’s association with minors, additional victims may exist.

If you have any information about Spera, contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center at 800-226-1140.

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