Palm Harbor Man Charged With Molesting 12 Year Old

Palm Harbor, Fla. (970 WFLA)-The Pinellas Sheriff's Department's Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested  a Palm Harbor man for multiple counts of lewd and lascivious battery and lewd or lascivious molestation of a minor.

According to detectives, their investigation began on February 12, after the parent of the 12-year-old victim found sexually explicit messages on the child's computer device.   The parent notified the authorities.  

When interviewed by detectives, the victim disclosed that she had inappropriate sexual activity with, 47-year-old Terrence Rosenow, on multiple occasions between January 19, 2017, and January 25, 2017. 

Detectives say that the victim was known to Rosenow.  Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to corroborate the victim's allegations.

On February 20, detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Rosenow, for four counts of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of lewd or lascivious molestation of a minor.

On February 23rd,  Rosenow was arrested by the U.S.Marshals Service and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in Canby, Oregon, where he was working.

Rosenow was extradited back to Pinellas County and was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on March 9th.

Photo Credit:Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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