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St. Petersburg Man Accused of Having Sexual Relations with 13-Year-old Girl

Sanchesz Deon Maultsby Jr. | Crime | Pinellas Sheriff

Deputies say they were investigating a call about a parked vehicle when they found the suspect with the girl.

ST. PETERSBURG – A 20-year-old St. Petersburg man was arrested after he was found having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl in the back seat of a car, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Sanchesz Deon Maultsby Jr., 20, of St. Petersburg, was charged with two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child Under 16.

Deputies said their investigation began about1:46 a.m today (Oct. 3) after they were called to 5498 45th Ave. N in St. Petersburg when they received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of the street.

Detectives say when deputies approached the car they saw a man climb from the rear seat into the driver’s seat. Deputies identified Maultsby as the driver and a 13-year-old girl in the rear seat.

During the course of the investigation, Maultsby admitted to having just committed a consensual sexual act with the girl in his car and once before, on Aug. 23.

Maultsby told detectives he believed the girl was 15 or 16 years old and had told her he was 18 or 19 years old.

According to detectives, the girl said she had met Maultsby about five weeks ago and he claimed to be 16 years old. The girl said she told Maultsby she was 13.

Detectives said they were able to determine Maultsby had knowledge the victim was younger than 15 or 16 as he claimed.

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