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HCSO searching for additional victims of a sexual battery suspect

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Jun 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 16:00:55-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating and looking for additional victims of a man arrested on a sexual battery charge.

HCSO said Michael Farina approached a female victim and sexually assaulted her as she was walking near the intersection of Cedar Creek Boulevard and Lemon Tree Court in the Citrus Park area around 12 a.m. on Saturday, June 18.

A few days later, on June 22, deputies served an arrest warrant for Farina.

According to HCSO, Farina has a history of violence towards women. In, 2018, per HCSO, he was arrested for the robbery of a juvenile victim after he reportedly assaulted her in a parking lot.

Farina is currently at Orient Road Jail with no bond.

HCSO detectives are asking if there are any other victims of Farina to please reach out by calling 813-247-8200.

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