Dunedin, Florida -- A Dunedin man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual battery on four girls under the age of 12.

The investigation began against 39-year-old Darrell Lawson after two of the girls told one of their relatives that he sexually battered them from the time they were six years old until they were nine. The girls are now 11 and 12 years old.

During their investigation, Pinellas County detectives discovered there were two other victims, one between 1995 and 1996 when she was 10 years old and the other between 2004 and 2007 when she was between 11 and 14 years old.

Deputies arrested Lawson Monday and charged him with six counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12.

Detectives say Lawson may have had other victims; and are asking anyone with information that may assist in this investigation to contact Detective Eugene Paniccia of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 727-582-6200.

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