BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 25-year-old Spring Hill man on a count of sexual battery involving a 13-year-old girl.
Alvaro Jose Anaya is accused of repeatedly performing a number of sex acts with the girl over the past five years, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.
Anaya was arrested Thursday night and taken to the Hernando County Jail. He remained in custody there Friday with no bail.
According to the arrest affidavit, the girl said Anaya started the abuse when she was 8. She told deputies that Anaya would take her into his bedroom to talk, telling her that he wanted to show her something.
Then Anaya allegedly took the girl's clothes off and performed several sex acts on her. The girl said this happened every time that she was alone with him; about five times a week until she was 11 years old.
When the girl's parents separated around that time, she told deputies that she moved with her mother and Anaya to another home. It was then that Anaya allegedly forced her to have sexual intercourse on a daily basis for the next seven months.
According to the report, the girl and her mother moved to Pasco County in 2008 and Anaya moved in with her biological father. When the girl stayed at her father's home about two or three times a week, Anaya would reportedly sleep on an air mattress on the floor next to her bed.
On those occasions, Anaya allegedly continued to perform the sexual acts on the girl until the end of January.
On Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said they had the girl place a phone call to Anaya in which he admitted to the alleged sex offenses.
Later that day, Anaya had a taped interview with the Sheriff's Office.
During the interview, police say Anaya again admitted to the sexual acts. He said he did them until the girl "grew up" and refused his advances.
Anaya was then taken into custody.
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