Police locate and arrest man accused of molesting 13-year-old girl

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - UPDATE | The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has located and arrested a man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl. Deputies say he was charged accordingly.

ORIGINAL STORY | The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man charged with the molestation of a 13-year-old girl. 

Police say they are searching for Thomas Basone, 47, after an arrest warrant was issued for him on Nov. 3 on charges of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Harassing a Victim. 

Basone is wanted in connection with the June 2017, molestation of a 13-year-old girl who is known to him. MCSO initially received information about the incident on October 6, 2017 and an investigation started at that time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Basone should contact the MCSO at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.      

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