Crime

Pinellas Park 'sexual predator' arrested again after 15-year prison stretch for sex crimes against children

PINELLAS PARK -- A man out of prison for two years for sex crimes against children has been arrested again.

Investigators call 35-year-old Michael Sheppard a sexual predator.

Sheppard is accused of committing sexual battery against a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy in Pinellas Park.They say Sheppard is not related to the victims, although they are known to him.

Sheppard is in custody and being interviewed by detectives. Investigators say there may be more victims.

He was released in 2013 following a 15-year prison sentence for sex crimes against children.

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