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Land O'Lakes retiree accused of raping 4-year-old girl

LAND O'LAKES — A 61-year-old man is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl.

Lawrence Jasper, a retiree from Land O'Lakes, was arrested Monday and is charged with sexual battery. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened April 8 in Land O'Lakes. Jasper's relationship to the girl is withheld due to the nature of the allegations.

A report states Jasper molested the girl while they bathed nude together. Then Jasper made the child watch a pornographic video with him in his bedroom and, afterward, Jasper abused the girl again, authorities said.

Jasper told the girl "this was their secret and to not tell anyone," the report states.

He is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

Land O'Lakes retiree accused of raping 4-year-old girl 05/11/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 6:59pm]
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