Pinellas lawyer arrested for molesting child

Pinellas County, Florida -- A local Dunedin lawyer has been arrested for inappropriately touching a young boy.

Robert Tankel was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation. According to the Tampa Bay Times the incident occurred at a Big Brothers Big Sisters outing. Tankel reportedly touched a boy younger than 12-years-old and rubbed his thigh.

Tankel has lived in Dunedin with his wife and children for 28 years. He is currently awaiting trial.


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