Teen Arrested, Charged With Sexual Battery

St. Petersburg detectives arrested a teenage boy for sexual battery on a 2-year-old female victim.

According to detectives, their investigation began on Friday, November 13, after the 2-year-old female victim was brought to a local hospital with complaints of genital pain.

Detectives say that through interviews and various investigative techniques, they were able to identify and locate the suspect, 15-year-old John Platt. Detectives interviewed Platt and he was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a child less than 12-years-old.

Platt was transported to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center without further incident.

The investigation continues.