PALM HARBOR – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Palm Harbor man early Friday morning on charges of capital sexual battery and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.
According to the sheriff’s report, deputies found out about the abuse May 25 after receiving word that Jason Cord Allen, 38, had been found touching the 9-year-old victim in a sexual manner. During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that Allen had also touched another victim known to him. The second victim told detectives that the suspect had touched her in a sexual manner on multiple occasions since she was age 5. She is now 13.
Through various investigative techniques, detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit, identified Allen and arrested him May 30. Detectives said the incidents occurred with both victims on multiple occasions over the past seven years at a private residence in Pinellas County.