PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas Park police charged a 71-year-old man with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of two young girls.
Police report that a complaint came in June 5 that Alan Timothy McGann of Pinellas Park has molested a 5-year-old child who had visited his home. Police interviewed McGann at his residence and he denied the allegations.
At 10:19 a.m. June 6, “McGann walked into the police station and told our call taker that he wanted to surrender himself on charges of child molestation,” the report said.
Pinellas Park police officers talked to McGann who reportedly admitted to touching the victim June 5 under her clothing and rubbing her on two separate occasions. According to the police report, he also admitted that he had touched another little girl, who was known to him, four or five years ago when she was age 5, and again about a year or two ago when she was between 8 and 9 years of age.
McGann was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Pinellas Park police said he could receive a sentence of life in prison for each offense.
McGann was released on $15,000 bond June 7. Pinellas Park police announced June 10 that McGann had been taken to Bayfront Hospital on trauma alert after he caused injury to himself outside his home. McGann’s death is believed to be as a result of his self-inflicted wounds and will be classified a suicide.