NEW PORT RICHEY
Former ALF worker admits to sex charge
A 57-year-old former worker at an assisted-living facility is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of the patients. The Pasco Sheriff's Office says the victim is a 26-year-old woman "diagnosed with a developmental disability."
Orlando Baez, of 5011 Sunburst Lane in New Port Richey, was arrested Friday and charged with sexual battery. The sexual abuse happened in April, authorities said. There were several incidents, a report states.
The Sheriff's Office would not release the name of the assisted-living facility to avoid identifying the victim, the agency said Saturday. But the agency did say it is in New Port Richey. The report says Baez was fired from his job, though it did not say what his job was at the facility.
Baez is being held at the Pasco jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. He confessed to the allegations, the report states.
Man arrested for molesting girl, 12
A 40-year-old man sexually molested a 12-year-old girl while he was drinking, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Wesley A. Hill, of 38837 Tall Drive in Zephyrhills, was arrested Friday and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation. He was released from the Pasco jail that same day on $10,000 bail.
The alleged incident happened in October at a house in Zephyrhills. "The defendant stated he was drinking alcohol on the date of the incident and did not have a clear account of his actions," a report states. He did recall touching the victim in a sexual manner and later apologized to her, the report states.