Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pasco man accused of sex attack on disabled victim

SHADY HILLS

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.

HUDSON

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.

Pasco man accused of sex attack on disabled victim 03/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:24pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. KB Home cuts CEO's bonus after vulgar rant at Kathy Griffin (w/video)

    Real Estate

    NEW YORK — One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral.

    Comic Kathy Griffin and KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger are neighbors. [Associated Press]
  2. Men of Vision get to work after Hurricane Irma

    K12

    Answering the call to action after the departure of Hurricane Irma, they cleaned up fallen branches in mid-Tampa neighborhoods and in Rowlett Park, where they toiled alongside Tampa city workers, and they came out in force to clean up the Hillsborough River, pulling out gas cans, trash cans, old tires and even a …

    hillsmov092217: The Men of Vision helped clean up Rowlett Park in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week. Photo courtesy of Hillsborough County Public Schools.
  3. Visitors get in free Saturday at Tampa Bay History Center

    Education

    Times staff

    TAMPA — Nothing to do Saturday? Go back in history.

    Machine gun at the ready, a paratrooper of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Brigade advances cautiously  near Hue, South Vietnam on April 3, 1968.
  4. MacDill chuckling as UFO website reports 'flying triangles' at base: Howard Altman

    Macdill

    My Twitter feed on MacDill Air Force Base has been out of this world lately.

    Literally.

    Michael Salla, who runs an extraterrestrial research website, claims these are images taken of UFOs near MacDill Air Force Base earlier this month. [Exopolitics.org]
  5. Pittman: Why Irma drained the water from Tampa Bay

    Columns

    Nobody could believe it. As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, Tampa Bay suddenly went dry. People hopped down onto the bay bottom, now a vast sandy expanse, and walked around, stunned.

    Scores of people walk on the sand of Tampa Bay along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa on Sept. 9. As Hurricane Irma approached, the water temporarily receded to an extreme level allowing people to walk on what used to be the waters of Tampa Bay. Tampa police later asked people to leave for their safety. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]