Citrus Park man charged with sexual assault remains in jail

CITRUS PARK, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more victims of a man charged with sexual assault.

At 12:40 a.m. on June 18, a woman was approached and sexually assaulted by a man while walking near the intersection of Cedar Creek Boulevard and Lemon Tree Court in the Citrus Park neighborhood, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff. .

The investigation led detectives to Michael Farina, 36, of White Cottage Drive in Citrus Park, who has a history of violence against women, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff.

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A few days later, on June 22, 2022, detectives sign an arrest warrant and take Farina into custody.

In 2018, Farina was arrested for the robbery and assault of an underage girl in a parking lot.

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“There is no place for dangerous individuals who hunt and sexually attack others in our community,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “We will continue to seek justice while reaching out to help the victims of Michael Farina.”

Farina is being held at Orient Road Jail on $100,000 bond.

Detectives are asking all of Farina’s other victims to contact them by calling 813-247-8200.


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