PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (FOX 13) - An Ohio man was arrested for having sex with a teenager inside a Pinellas Park motel, police said.
Police said the 15-year-old girl was missing from Hamilton County in Ohio. Detectives with the Pinellas Park Police Department located her at the Express Inn Hotel at 11333 U.S. Highway 19 North.
Inside the room, they found 31-year-old Raymond James Curtis, who is also from the same Ohio county.
Detectives said Curtis drove the 15-year-old to Florida from Ohio about one week ago. During that time, Curtis “engaged in multiple sexual acts” with the teen.
Officials said Curtis was acquainted with the teen, but didn’t specify how they knew each other.
Curtis was arrested and faces several charges, including lewd and lascivious battery and interference with child custody. Arrangements were made to take the teen into protective custody until her parents could travel to Florida pick her up.