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.