20-year-old Ocala man accused of meeting teen for sex in Punta Gorda

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Trevor D. Spradlin, 20. Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

A 20-year-old Ocala man was arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies say he went to Punta Gorda to have sex with a 14-year-old he met on TikTok.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested Trevor D. Spradlin after being called to a Punta Gorda home. They found Spradlin parked on the property in a gold 2005 Nissan Maxima with the teen victim. The two were separated and interviewed.

During the interview, deputies confirmed that Spradlin had traveled to Punta Gorda on March 26 to meet the victim, who he allegedly believed to be 18 years old. While Spradlin was at the victim’s home, he told the victim’s mother he was only 16 years old.

They had sex during that visit. On Wednesday, Spradlin was picked up in Ocala by the victim’s family and returned to Punta Gorda once again to visit the victim. After a short visit to the home, the two left and 911 was contacted.

Spradlin was taken to the Charlotte County Jail. He faces a charge of lewd and lascivious battery.

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