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Zephyrhills man gets 9 1/2 years for fathering baby with teen

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Man sentenced after fathering baby with teen

A 36-year-old man who fathered a baby with a young teenager has been sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison. Anthony John Ciccotelli of Zephyrhills was arrested in 2005. He was 32 then, and met a girl he knew was 15, according to authorities. They dated for several months. She became pregnant and later gave birth to a boy. Ciccotelli was set to face trial next week, but last month pleaded no contest to lewd and lascivious battery. He will become a registered sex offender.

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Church program features baritone

The Thursday Musicale will present a program featuring baritone Paul Gibson, "If Music Be the Food of Love," at 2 p.m. Thursday at Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, New Port Richey. Gibson won the Tommy Award for his portrayal of Anatoly in the musical Chess at Richey Suncoast Theatre, and also played Don Quixote there in Man of La Mancha. The program includes classical music, Broadway favorites and more. Free, but an offering will be accepted for the group's scholarship fund. Call (727) 942-9774.

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Program focuses on PACE Center

American Association of University Women will host a program on PACE Center for Girls at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd. The PACE Center for Girls is a nonresidential program for girls ages 12-18 who are experiencing difficulty or conflict in school or at home. PACE's purpose is to intervene and prevent high school dropouts, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol addiction and welfare dependency. County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand, a PACE board member, will facilitate the program. For information, call Connie Huebner at (727) 236-3795.


Suncoast Sprint set for Jan. 23

The early-registration deadline is coming up for the Suncoast Sprint, a 5K run/walk and barbecue to benefit Junior Achievement. The kids fun run for children 12 and younger kicks off at 9 a.m. Jan. 23, followed by a 5K race at 9:45 a.m. The $10 fun run fee includes a participation medal and barbecue brunch. The fee for the 5K race is $20 by Sunday, or $25 afterward, and runners will get a goody bag, T-shirt, participation medal and barbecue brunch. The event will be at the Rotary Pavilion off State Road 52, just west of the Suncoast Parkway. To register, go online to and search for "Suncoast Sprint."

Pasco deaths

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Zephyrhills man gets 9 1/2 years for fathering baby with teen 01/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 8:32pm]
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