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Man arrested in Hernando sexual assault of 62-year-old woman

BROOKSVILLE — The man authorities say sexually battered a 62-year-old woman last week is in custody.

Hernando deputies on Monday arrested 47-year-old Allen Everett Koonce without incident near Hampstead and Carefree drives, east of Spring Lake Highway and just north of the Hernando-Pasco line, after getting a call about a man who matched Koonce's description.

Authorities say Koonce, a transient, called the woman about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and asked her to meet him at a mutual friend's house near Brooksville. The woman assists homeless people from time to time, authorities said.

When the woman arrived at the house, Koonce grabbed her, handcuffed her, sexually battered and beat her, and threatened her with a knife and rifle, authorities say. No one else was home at the time.

The woman was able to escape and call authorities early Friday after Koonce fell asleep. She was taken to the hospital, treated for injuries and released.

Koonce was charged with three counts of sexual battery while armed and false imprisonment. He was being held in the Hernando County Jail in lieu of $160,000 bail.

Man arrested in Hernando sexual assault of 62-year-old woman 12/27/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:09pm]
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