SARASOTA -- A 60-year-old Sarasota man has been charged with sex crimes against two girls that occurred more than 10 years apart, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives arrested Dennis McGurk this week after the victims reported he touched them when they were between 10 and 13 years old. One victim is now 26, and said he attacked her in 1998. She filed a complaint in 2001, but the case was not prosecuted, according to the sheriff's office.
"When the second victim, who is now 16, came forward last month to report being sexually battered in 2011, detectives located the original case and noted the manner and circumstances in which the victims were touched by McGurk are markedly similar, even though the two have never met and do not know each other," the sheriff's office said.
McGurk is charged with one count of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of sexual battery on a child less than 12 years old. He is being held without bond, according to the sheriff's office.