Man accused of sex attack on disabled victim
A 45-year-old man is accused of raping a mentally disabled woman. Kenneth S. Brown, of 16916 Jetson Drive, was arrested Tuesday and is charged with sexual battery. The victim, who is 24 but has the mental awareness of a 12-year-old child, has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, says a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The happened between January and June 2008. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said the victim told someone about what happened, which prompted the investigation. Brown, who told authorities he is a maintenance mechanic for Reddy Ice in Plant City, was held in the Pasco County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
Two arrested after drug snatching
The pharmacist refilled the prescriptions of oxycodone, OxyContin and Xanax, then noticed the refills weren't allowed for another week. Authorities say Ben B. Kaminsky, 32, didn't want to wait. As the pharmacist called the doctor's office Friday to doublecheck the refill dates, Kaminsky grabbed the medications from Doctor's Choice Pharmacy at 8811 State Road 52 and ran, says a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found him Tuesday in bed at the Suncoast Motel when they came looking for his roommate, Melissa Clary, 26, on a charge of trafficking oxycodone. Kaminsky, who lives at 8721 Scrimshaw Drive in New Port Richey, and Clary were both arrested. Kaminsky, who has served two stints in prison for drugs and theft, is charged with grand theft and failure to appear in court on driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was held at the Pasco County Jail in lieu of $2,513 bail. Clary, who lives at 14920 U.S. 19 in Hudson, was held in lieu of $200,000 bail.