Palm Harbor Man Arrested for Child Molestation

Police have arrested a Palm Harbor mechanic for five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count lewd and lascivious conduct.

Christopher Stark,38, who lives in the 200 block of Arbor Glen Drive is suspected of touching two girls inappropriately.

The victims are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl. Both are known to the suspect.

According to investigators, one of the victims (the 13 year old) reported the crime to an adult at her school on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

That adult reported it to the School Resource Officer who in turn provided the information to the Crimes Against Children detectives.

Through their investigation detectives determined that the suspect touched the 13-year-old victim in an inappropriate manner over a two year period; and touched the 12-year-old in an inappropriate manner over a one year period.

Tuesday night detectives went to Stark’s home to talk to him where he was subsequently arrested and taken to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

Stark is employed as a mechanic.