PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a Fort Myers man on five charges Friday for having sex with a juvenile girl and taking video of a sex act in his car. Detectives charged Tanjeev Rahman Patwary, 20, 12580 Allendale Circle, on three felony counts of Sexual Performance by a Child, and two counts of Computer Pornography.
On April 12, CCSO detectives arrested Patwary and charged him with Lewd or Lascivious Battery in their initial investigation; he posted a $50,000 bond and was released. The investigation began March 31 when deputies responded to a call that Patwary had been harassing the Port Charlotte girl by threatening phone calls. He also kept showing up at the girl’s apartment and sent a video to her email of the two having sex in his car.
The juvenile said their relationship started about three years ago at a Mosque in Fort Myers when she was 13, and at 14 he forced her to have sex. The girl told detectives Patwary told her that in his culture the man owns the woman and she had no right to say yes or no. There were multiple sexual encounters after that in Charlotte and Lee counties. The girl finally broke up with Patwary on March 17 this year and the harassment began.
MCU detectives obtained the girls two cell phones and access to her e-mail account. They also obtained Patwary’s cellphone. The CCSO Computer Crimes detective captured text messages, phone calls, and emails which were submitted for evidence. Detectives also discovered video evidence on Patwary’s cell phone of the sex act in his car that he sent to the juvenile girl’s email.
Detectives arrested Patwary Friday morning and transported him to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on no bond.