Gulfport Makes Arrest of Suspect for Three (3) Counts of Sexual Battery Involving Two (2) Victims Under the Age of Twelve (12)

Arrested Suspect:
Freddie Lee McRae

On 08/20/12 at 4:50 pm, Freddie Lee McRae was arrested for three (3) counts of sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age.  During an investigation of the first count, which occurred in July of 2011, it was discovered that another child was also previously sexually battered in November of 2008.  Two more counts were investigated.  Although McRae refused to speak to the police reference these allegations, cooperation between Gulfport Police Detectives and the State Attorney’s Office resulted in charges being filed. 

Due to the ages of the victim’s and the nature of the charges, their names are being withheld and details of the investigation, such as where it occurred or how he knew them, will not be released.  McRae was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. 

Gulfport Police Department
Media Release

  Chief of Police                                   Public Information Officer
Robert A. Vincent   Sgt. Thomas Woodman
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