Steven Homol, 35, Arrested on a Sexual Battery Charge
Homol is charged with sexual battery against a girl under 16 and was working at an undisclosed workplace with her at the time. Homol would force his way into bathrooms and sexually batter her, and threatened physical violence should she inform anyone.
Early Life and Education
Steven Homol was born in Largo, Florida in January 1986 and currently resides there. He attended Cocoa Beach Junior and Sr High Schools prior to matriculating at Merritt Island High School for graduation in 2017.
He works at an undisclosed workplace, and was employed together by a girl. According to investigators, she told them he would force her into a bathroom, sexually batter her and threaten physical violence if she told anyone about his abuse; additionally he gave money and gifts in order to keep the abuse quiet.
He is being charged with one count of sexual battery on a child under age 16 in Pinellas County and was arrested by St. Petersburg Sheriff’s office Friday, being taken directly to Pinellas County Jail on this felony charge and then eventually having court date scheduled in April 2021.
Homol was actively involved with many boards and commissions during his professional career, including Western States Arts Federation, Grantmakers in the Arts, NEA review panels as well as state arts agency review panels. Furthermore, Homol founded Arizona Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Homol was arrested in July 2020 on charges of sexually battering an underage girl at his workplace, according to police. Homol, 35 years old at the time, had abused her for over 15 months while also threatening physical violence should she come forward with any complaints. Homol worked as manager at Tyrone Square mall Pops 2 Go store selling Funko collectibles.
Homol died early morning August 11, 2020 after a long struggle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He leaves behind his wife, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.
Achievement and Honors
Homol has earned numerous academic achievements as well as awards and accolades, earning National Honor Society scholar recognition from three classmates from Case High School who organized a three on three basketball tournament to raise funds. Other scholarships awarded included Kyle Roy Memorial Scholarship, Nancy Gunther Memorial Scholarship and Henry Chapman Memorial Scholarship with recipients such as Kelly Cabral, Lauren Correia Christine Costa Brittany Douglass Andrew Dufault Caitlin Dumas Michael Ferreira Samantha Hackley with winners including Erin Kerrigan Caitlin Koutsogiannis Gregory Jancarik Melanie Simas Stephanie Lewis Stephen Shannon among others.
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Steven Homol passed away August 11, 2020 following a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years Linda as well as their daughters Debbie Wood (Chuck), Linda Kay Kinstle, Charlene Paquin and Jade Wood, Jake Wood, Bella Kinstle Ashley Kinstle Robyn Burroughs Daniel Burroughs Crew Ford to cherish his memories.
Pinellas County detectives arrested Steven Homol, 35, of Largo for sexually battering an underage girl starting in December 2018. Homol would force her into the bathroom at an unidentified workplace and sexually batter her before threatening physical violence if she reported it, according to police. Homol allegedly committed these incidents multiple times over multiple instances – reported by her. Homol was ultimately arrested by Pinellas County detectives.