Monday, February 19, 2018
Public safety

Deputies: New Port Richey man lured girls to home for sex

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 31-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after, deputies say, he coerced two girls, ages 12 and 13, to take a taxi to his house so he could have sex with them.

The girls took the cab to Brian Patrick Silliman's home on March 21, a Pasco Sheriff's report states. Before that, Silliman carried on a monthlong sexual relationship with the 12-year-old, even giving her a cell phone to communicate exclusively with him.

He sent texts to the girl, including, "I'm so in love," according to the report.

A later text from the girl appears to ask if Silliman was breaking up with her. The report does not say how deputies picked up on the activity. When they went to arrest Silliman, he was found with a pipe containing marijuana residue.

Silliman, who is listed as homeless in reports, was arrested on two charges of lewd and lascivious battery and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Thursday in lieu of $20,150 bail.

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