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Molester had 4 young victims, maybe more, says Pinellas detectives

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Pinellas deputies have arrested a man who, they say, molested or sexually battered four boys, and they fear there are more victims.

Investigators say William Eugene Roberts knew all of his victims. Deputies say one of the victims disclosed the abuse to his mother, saying it had occurred from the time he was 6 until age 16. The boy said he was concerned about three other children who know Roberts. Investigators say the woman questioned each of those boys, independently, and they all admitted to experiencing the abuse.

Deputies arrested Roberts Thursday afternoon in Clearwater. He is a truck driver, and investigators learned that he would be returning home then.

Roberts faces three counts of sex battery upon children under 12 and one count lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12.

Detectives are concerned that there may be other victims, and they ask anyone with information to call Sergeant Kurt Romanosky of the Crimes Against Children Unit. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

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