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Boys arrested in separate cases of sexual battery

BROOKSVILLE — Two 11-year-old boys were arrested this week and charged with sexual battery in unrelated cases.

In one case, a Spring Hill boy admitted to investigators that he licked the genitals of a 6-year-old boy on three separate occasions while visiting a home in Spring Hill, according to a Hernando Sheriff's Office report. He was arrested Wednesday.

In the other case, a Brooksville boy arrested Thursday told authorities that he had intercourse with a young girl, then later changed his story and said he only touched the girl's genitals with his own, a sheriff's report shows. The girl was born in 2004 but her complete birth date was redacted from the report.

She told investigators the boy entered the room while she and a friend were watching television, held her down and covered her mouth, the report states. When she returned to the room a short time later, the boy was performing similar acts on another girl.

The same boy admitted that to investigators that he touched the other girl's genitals with his own, the report states. The girl was born in 2005.

The Tampa Bay Times is not publishing the names of the suspects because of their age. Both were released to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Boys arrested in separate cases of sexual battery 01/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 4, 2013 6:11pm]
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