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Big Holiday Street Parade is tonight in New Port Richey

PORT RICHEY

Sex offender charged with molesting girl

A sex offender has been arrested on charges that he molested a 7-year-old girl earlier this year, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office reported. Between January and April, authorities say, Joseph Charles Frates Sr., 58, exposed himself to the girl, touched her inappropriately and forced the girl to touch him. Authorities would not say how the girl, whose identity is being withheld, knew Frates or where the incidents occurred. Frates, 7140 Oakshire Drive, became a registered sex offender after a 2001 conviction for an assault against a child in Pennsylvania. He was arrested on the latest charges Thursday in Texas. He now faces charges of capital sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, and lewd and lascivious exhibition. He is being held in lieu of $275,000 bail at the Land O'Lakes jail.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Big Holiday Street Parade is tonight

The big Holiday Street Parade kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight as Main Street Holidays continues in downtown New Port Richey. This weekend's festivities also include live music, an arts and crafts village, a carnival and midway, pony rides, children's activities and more at Sims Park. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted by Greater New Port Richey Main Street. For a full schedule of events visit nprmainstreet.com/MSH.htm.

Pasco deaths

Berry, Dorothy L.

Berube, Dale R.

DelMastro, James A.

Hart, Francis X.

Howard, Donald

Schuster, Mary D.

Triplett, Sandra

Welsh, Norma E.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Big Holiday Street Parade is tonight in New Port Richey 12/12/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:56am]
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