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BB man arrested on a sexual battery charge

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter


A 40-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested on felony sexual battery with a weapon and aggravated battery April 12 in the 400 block of Second Street North.

On Sept. 11, 2013, the state attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Manatee County declined to file the charges without prejudice.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Terry Moroz and the victim argued the previous night. Moroz awoke in the early morning hours of April 12 wanting to engage the alleged victim in sexual activities.

The victim complied, but Moroz allegedly placed a 9 mm handgun to the victim’s head.

According to the report, Moroz told the victim he really wanted to kill her.

The couple continued their sexual activity, but the victim said she did so at that point out of fear for her life.

She called the Bradenton Beach Police Department at the first opportunity and police arrived to confront Moroz.

According to the report, Moroz admitted he put a gun to the victim’s head. He was then arrested on the felony charges.

He was booked into the Manatee County jail and scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Manatee Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Moroz’s bond information was not available as of Islander press time.


Sexual battery case closed

A Bradenton Beach man arrested in April for alleged sexual battery with a weapon against a victim 12 or older and aggravated assault will not be prosecuted.

Records at the Manatee County Judicial Center show that formal charges will not be filed against Terry Richard Moroz.

Moroz had entered a not guilty plea in April.

The notice from the prosecutor that the case would not go forward was filed in mid-September.

The probable cause affidavit filed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department alleged that Moroz put a 9 mm gun to a woman’s head to force her to have sexual relations with him.


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