Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Man accused of sexually abusing girl in Hernando, Pasco

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.

Joel Anderson can be reached at or (352) 754-6120.

Man accused of sexually abusing girl in Hernando, Pasco 04/09/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 9, 2010 8:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. A boat lays on its side off the shore of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. [Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte | Associated Press]
  2. 7.1 magnitude quake kills at least 149, collapses buildings in Mexico


    MEXICO CITY — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 149 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.

    A woman is lifted on a stretcher from of a building that collapsed during an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. [Rebecca Blackwell | Associated Press]
  3. FHP seeks semitrailer truck driver that left fiery wreck on I-75


    TAMPA — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of a semitrailer truck that sped off from an Interstate 75 crash that left another car burning on Tuesday afternoon.

    Troopers were looking for the driver of a semitrailer truck that sped off from an accident scene on Interstate 75 in Tampa on Tuesday afternoon that caused a car to catch fire. [Courtesy of Florida Highway Patrol]
  4. Joe Maddon gets warm reception in return to the Trop

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The night was arranged to honor former Rays manager Joe Maddon in his first visit back to the Trop, and the standing ovation from the bipartisan crowd and scoreboard video tribute seemed proper acknowledgments of his hefty role in the Rays' success during his nine-year stint.

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) talks with reporters during a press conference before the start of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
  5. Three-hour police standoff ends, thanks to a cigarette


    TAMPA — A man threatening to harm himself was arrested by Tampa police on Tuesday after a three-hour standoff.