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Man, 73, Charged With Lewd and Lascivious Battery on Boy in Gulfport

Prometeo Inglesias-Bernal, of Pinellas Park, was known to the 13-year-old victim but was not a family member, Gulfport Police said.

A 73-year-old man has been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a 13-year-old boy, a crime that authorities say took place in Gulfport.

Prometeo Inglesias-Bernal, of Pinellas Park, "was known to the victim but was not a family member," according to Gulfport Police spokesperson Sgt. Thomas Woodman.

Investigators say he performed oral sex on the boy at least once.

The incident occurred in mid-January and was investigated by both Gulfport Police and Pinellas Park Police, Woodman said in a media release.

"The incident was proven to have occurred in Gulfport but there are also allegations that it occurred in Pinellas Park," Woodman said.

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CJ February 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM
I see it has been several hours and no comments yet. I suppose it would cause a lot of nasty replies if I were to try and mention the link between homosexuality and pedophilia that many studies and current events give credibility to? So...I guess I won't bring it up.
CJ February 17, 2013 at 09:14 PM
hmmm...how weird is that. Usually if someone were to write something that provocative, there would be several to jump right on it. Bring it. Am I the only one who reads this stuff? Maybe I need to quit reading so much.
CJ February 18, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Well then... Robb. You may be right. That is me alright. But these are not things I am just making up. What...do you like this guy? We may need to keep an eye on you. I have views on this that I am sure you don't agree with...''obviously''. Sorry if I doused your flames a little. Get over it. Let me ask you something? Do you know what Robb W is? It is somebody who does not mean a thing about anything anymore than anyone else. In case you have not used blogs before..they are not the best place to find only ''learned'' people. Good luck with that...lol. Some of us are here to have a bit of fun and a few laughs. And you are a riot. Bet you are popular at parties. That said...my guess is you would not be a good choice for someone to ask to baby sit their kids? You need to stop and think for a minute...have you forgot this is a ''Patch'' article? And the Patch is part of Huffington Press? Hmmmm, Robb...did you think about that? Of course you didn't. Huff Press is ''all'' about writing provocative articles and then tossing them out to the public. This is a ''blog'', Robb..not the daily city newspaper or the Wall Street Journal. Replying back to blog stories is what is done. It is why at the end of the article there is this thing they have called ''comments?''. Duh. Hey...but thanks for playing. Now go back inside and get off the porch. I am going to go back outside and finish putting together my rotating composter that has a million pieces...you somehow reminded me of cow manure.
CJ February 18, 2013 at 07:03 PM
Robb. You wrote: ''The reason you have no responses is that learned people avoid engaging with trolls'' I guess you being here says a lot about you. Right? It's OK...not judging you...the more the merrier. I have to admit, Robb...it was real outstanding of you to let us all know you are not ''learned''. Must have felt good to get that off your shoulders. Although brief it was, thanks for showing up.

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