Police Arrest Sex Offender for Rape of 3-year-old

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) _ A registered sex offender has been charged with raping a 3-year-old girl in Bradenton.

Police say 49-year-old Leroy Junior Chandler was arrested Wednesday on charges of capital sexual battery and false imprisonment of a child under 13.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/xiktSS ) reports Chandler is registered in Florida as a sex offender.

Police arrested Chandler after they received a call about the sexual assault of a child in Bradenton on Wednesday morning. According to police reports, Chandler was arrested later that afternoon and confessed.

He’s being held in the Manatee County Jail.

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