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Detectives arrest Oldsmar father and son for reportedly sexually abusing multiple juvenile victims

Posted at 9:51 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 17:16:58-05

OLDSMAR, Fla. — Detectives in Pinellas County arrested an Oldsmar father and son for reportedly sexually abusing multiple juvenile victims.

According to detectives, their investigation began on January 30 after a female victim contacted the Sheriff's Office and reported she was sexually battered on separate occasions by 43-year-old Joshua Pasco and 63-year-old James Pasco Jr.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified a total of four female victims who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Joshua and/or James.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives learned that Joshua Pasco had inappropriate sexual activity with two female juvenile victims. Detectives say Joshua Pasco sexually abused the first victim in the late 1990's when the victim was between the ages of nine and thirteen. The second juvenile victim was sexually abused in 2016 while Joshua Pasco had familial authority over the victim.

Detectives also learned that James Pasco had inappropriate sexual activity with a total of four victims dating back as far as the early 1970's. Three of the victims were juveniles between the ages of five and thirteen when the sexual abuse took place. The fourth victim was an adult when James Pasco sexually battered her in 2017 and 2018. 

Detectives say most of the victims were in Joshua and James Pasco's familial or custodial authority at the time of the abuse.

On Wednesday, detectives arrested Joshua and James Pasco at the Sheriff's Administration Building in Largo.

Joshua Pasco was charged with two counts of Sexual Battery- Familial Authority, one count of Lewd & Lascivious Battery and one count of felony Driving While License Suspended or Revoked.

James Pasco was charged with three counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Less than 12-Years-of Age, two counts of Sexual Battery- Familial Authority, two counts of Sexual Battery and one count of Lewd & Lascivious Battery.

Joshua and James Pasco were transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.