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Man charged with rape in Land O'Lakes

LAND O'LAKES — A 37-year-old man is accused of raping a woman in front of two children. Authorities say Jose Martinez, of 9831 Pangola Loop in Land O'Lakes, forced himself on a 24-year-old woman in a home in Land O'Lakes on Wednesday night while a 5-year-old child watched and a 3-year-old was asleep nearby.

When the victim repeatedly told Martinez to stop, he covered her mouth so she couldn't call for help, a report states. Martinez was arrested Thursday. He is charged with sexual battery and is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

Man charged with rape in Land O'Lakes 05/21/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 21, 2010 1:02pm]
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