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Briefs: Woman accuses man of sexual abusing her


Woman alleges sex abuse as a child

A 26-year-old woman has come forward alleging Michael E. Mulrooney sexually abused her beginning when she was 9 and ending when she was 15, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said.

Mulrooney, 42, of 12808 College Hill Drive in Hudson, was charged Wednesday with sexual battery and was held without bail at the Land O'Lakes Jail.

He's been in jail since Feb. 19 on drug charges.

According to the sheriff's report, Mulrooney admitted to having sexual contact with the victim, though he said it began when she was 10. Due to the nature of the allegations, the Sheriff's Office would not disclose the name of the victim or her relationship to Mulrooney.


Man jailed, accused of impregnating girl, 14

John Walter Spires, a 25-year-old from Holiday, was arrested Wednesday on accusations he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. The girl is now pregnant and due to give birth Tuesday.

The girl told deputies she and Spires had consensual intercourse, according to the arrest report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Spires "acknowledges he is the father of the victim's expected baby," the report stated.

Spires was arrested at his house at 3703 Kimberly Oaks Drive and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. He is being held at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.


Deputies say woman stabs man, herself

Authorities say a 27-year-old woman stabbed a man Wednesday afternoon at a house on Adler Street, slicing his arm, knuckle and pinkie finger, then stabbed herself in the stomach – twice.

Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said the woman and the man — Michael Butcher, 29, of Hudson — knew each other, though their relationship was not disclosed. Doll would not release the name of the woman, who is listed as a suspect but has not been charged.

The woman went to a hospital for treatment and was taken unto custody under the state's Baker Act — an involuntary psychiatric commitment for a varied length of time. Medical conditions of the man and woman have not been released.

Doll said the investigation is ongoing.

Briefs: Woman accuses man of sexual abusing her 02/26/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:06pm]
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