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Lloyd Duyan. Credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

Sarasota deputies arrest Army recruiter charged with teenage sexual battery

On Monday, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Army recruiter charged with sexual battering a 17-year-old Sarasota teen.

An investigation began in December when the Sarasota County Schools Police Department was told of an incident involving the school’s Army recruiter, 36-year-old Lloyd Duyan of Carlton Inlet Drive in Bradenton. The victim told a friend that Duyan sexually battered her in late August 2020. The victim’s friend alerted the school resource officer, and further investigation determined the incident took place off-campus.

The SCSPD notified the SCSO, which launched its own investigation. Detectives interviewed Duyan, who admitted to having sex with the 17-year-old. Duyan was arrested Monday and has been charged with a single count of sexual battery. He is being held without bond.

The investigation also identified a 15-year-old student who Duyan is suspected of molesting at his Bradenton home. Detectives are working closely with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and believe there may be additional victims.

Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section at (941) 861-4900.

Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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