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Plant City man charged in rape of Manatee girl, 9

MANATEE — A Plant City man has been arrested in Hillsborough County and brought to Manatee to face charges of raping a 9-year-old Manatee girl, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Deputies arrested Marty Oswald, 26, in Hillsborough County on Tuesday, on a Manatee warrant charging him with capital sexual battery. Manatee sheriff’s reports say Oswald came to Manatee to visit family and raped the girl, who is known to him.

The girl told child protection investigators details of the rape and Manatee detectives issued a warrant for Oswald’s arrest. After Oswald’s arrest in Hillsborough, he was brought to the Manatee County jail Thursday where detectives added charges of two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and a count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.

Oswald is being held without bond in the Manatee jail.

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