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Clearwater man accused of following girl home from school, molesting her


Man accused of following girl, molesting her

It started with a 21-year-old man following two girls home from their school bus stop on Jan. 13, according to police. It ended three days later with the arrest of Josue Jimenez on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation. Clearwater police said Jimenez followed the girls home to the front door of their apartment and molested one of them, who is 12. The other girl ran off to get help. Jimenez then took off, police said. The attack was reported to police when the victim's mother came home. Three days later, Jimenez, of 2690 Drew St., Apt. 625, was arrested. He is being held at the Pinellas County Jail, where immigration officials have ordered he be held without bail.


Discuss book and watch a movie

Enjoy a book discussion and a movie with free popcorn every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. starting today at the Tarpon Springs library. The first book and movie: Rappaccini's Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The discussion will be led by Charles Shaffert, a retired professor of English at Castleton State College in Vermont. Copies of each book are available at the reference desk. For information and a schedule call (727) 943-4922.

Broadway comedy coming to Tarpon

One of the longest-running plays in Broadway history is coming to town. Abie's Irish Rose, a whimsical comedy about the unlikely romance between Abie and Rosemary, a Jewish man and an Irish woman, and their feuding families, comes to the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center beginning Friday. The play, which ran more than 14 years on Broadway, will be presented Fridays and Saturdays (Jan. 23, 24, 30, 31) at 8 p.m. and Sundays (Jan. 25 and Feb. 1) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16, $14 for members and $12 for students. For information call (727) 942-5605 or visit


Diversity Week events continue

Diversity Week continues today with the Hispanic Heritage Celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. in Pioneer Park, on the northeast corner of Douglas Avenue and Main Street. The band Imaginacion Oaxaca and food by Media Luna will be featured. On Thursday, Kwabena Dinizulu presents "Aesop the Hip Hop" at 6 p.m. in Community Room B at the library. On Friday, bring in the Chinese New Year from 7 to 9 p.m. in Pioneer Park, with Chinese folk dances, songs, musical instruments, fashions and martial arts.

In Sports

Girls district soccer semifinals under way, 7C

Pinellas deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Clearwater man accused of following girl home from school, molesting her 01/20/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:59pm]
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