Man accused of sexually battering girl over nine years

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 2:39 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday on charges related to the sexual battery of a child over the course of nine years, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

Robert Steven Winter, 34, was arrested on three charges, including sexual battery of a person under the age of 16 and lewd and lascivious molestation of a person under the age of 16, his arrest report states.

The girl is now 16. She told police the sexual activity started when she was 7 and occurred countless times over nine years, the report states. The most recent incident occurred several days ago.

Police reported that Winter declined to talk to officers after he was given his Miranda warning.

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