Suspect Sought: Sexual Battery

"For Immediate Release"
Media Contact: Sonya Dodds, (863) 820-4839

From the
Files of . . .
Polk County Crime Stoppers


Steven Michael Hafner

Steven Michael Hafner, 27, of Lakeland, is being sought on a charge of custodial sexual battery.

Hafner, a former lead counselor at the Peace River Development Center, Care One facility in Lakeland, engaged in inappropriate sexual activity by having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Hafner is 6' tall and weighs about 190 pounds. he has brown hair and green eyes.

Lakeland Police Department is in charge of the investigation.

He has been named as one of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Top Fugitives From Justice.

 A reward of up to $1,000 may be awarded for information leading to the arrest or indictment of a suspect or suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at
1-800-226-TIPS.
Anonymity is Guaranteed!

December 18, 1996


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