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Brooksville man, 72, accused of molesting, sending suggestive e-mails, to teen

BROOKSVILLE

Man, 72, accused of molesting, e-mailing teen

A 72-year-old man was accused of lewd behavior toward a teenage girl and allegedly sent the girl sexually suggestive e-mails, authorities say. A Hernando County Sheriff's report gives this account: Billie Earl Futrell of Brooksville allegedly molested the girl on two occasions, and later, he gave her gifts and money. In August 2009, he sent her suggestive e-mails. Futrell was arrested Tuesday at the Sheriff's Office on counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and of transmission of material harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or equipment.

Participate in Young Child event

Participants and sponsors are needed for the Week of the Young Child event that will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 27 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place. The annual event, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. It will include entertainment, activities and food. Registration for participants and sponsors are needed by Friday. For details or a registration form, call Jenna Davis at (352) 540-9335, ext. 4058, or (352) 410-1156.

PINE ISLAND

Bark Island event is set for March 20

Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department invites dogs and their owners to the final Bark Island event from 8 to 10 a.m. March 20 at Pine Island, 10800 Pine Island Drive. Proof of current vaccination records is required for pets to enter. Admission is $5 per vehicle or walkup patron. Owners are reminded to pick up after their pets and keep a leash on hand. For information, call (352) 754-4031.

SPRING LAKE

Get chili, drink and bread for $3

A Chili Cook-Off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Lake Community Center, 4814 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville. Judges include Hernando County Commission members James Adkins, John Druzbick, David Russell and Jeff Stabins, and Pastor Todd Stube of Spring Lake United Methodist Church. The cost will be $3 for a bowl of chili, drink and bread. For information, call Pat Hernandez at (352) 799-5957 or George Lee at (352) 796-4704.

Today's picks

"Hand 'n Hand" ESE student art exhibit reception: 4-5:30 p.m., Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville. (813) 558-1144.

"In His Footsteps" soup and sandwich outreach program: Noon-2 p.m., St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Free lunch provided. (352) 686-2857.

Let's Hang On concert: 7 p.m., Brookridge clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge. $15. (352) 597-4620.

Library to show '13 Going on 30': 2 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Rated PG-13. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Brooksville man, 72, accused of molesting, sending suggestive e-mails, to teen 03/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:51pm]
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