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New Port Richey man back in jail after 7 days


Fresh out of jail, man faces new accusations

Seven days after being released from the Pasco County jail, a 19-year-old is back behind bars.

Christopher John Cutugno of 4425 Terry Loop in New Port Richey is accused of spray painting gang signs on the walls, doors, windows and pavement of Mittye P. Locke Elementary School at 4339 Evans Ave. in New Port Richey. The incident happened about 10 p.m. Jan. 22, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. A report states that the vandalism caused $3,000 in damage, and that Cutugno is a known criminal gang member.

He was arrested Friday and is charged with criminal mischief, trespassing at a school facility and violation of his felony probation. The 5-foot-2, 115-pound man was released from jail Jan. 29, a week before his latest arrest, after being arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and violating probation.

Cutugno is supposed to be on probation until Dec. 18, 2014, for convictions of armed burglary and aggravated battery with intended harm, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

He is being held without bail at the county jail.


Babysitter charged with sexual battery

A 44-year-old man is accused of sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl while babysitting her in January at his Embassy Hills home.

Sidney T. Spence of 7406 Sandalwood Drive in Port Richey was arrested Friday and is charged with capital sex battery.

Spence was a babysitter for the child, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. The girl told her mother she didn't want to stay with him anymore because "he hurts her pee-pee," a report states. The girl later told a detective that Spence touched her with his fingers and rubbed his penis on her vagina.

Spence admitted to molesting the girl, the report states.

He is being held without bail at the Pasco County jail.

New Port Richey man back in jail after 7 days 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 3:32pm]
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