Teen sexually battered behind Seminole Target

SEMINOLE, Fla. - Pinellas Sheriff's deputies arrested a man Saturday morning after he allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl Friday night.

The attack happened when the suspect and victim were walking together behind the Target located at 44450 Park Street North, Seminole.

The suspect told the victim to remove her pants. When she denied his request, he forced himself on her.

After the crime was committed the suspect left the scene, leaving the victim alone and partially nude.

The victim was able to contact adults she knew, who came to her aid and called the Sheriff's Office.

Officers' part of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Task Force was able to find the suspect and arrest him Saturday morning.

Raheem Bell, 21, was arrested for sexual battery and violation and probation.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Pinellas County Crimes Against Children Unit 727-582-6200.



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