NEW PORT RICHEY
Man charged with sexual battery on girl
A 48-year-old man was arrested Thursday after, deputies say, he sneaked into a home, stole a cellphone and sexually battered a 5-year-old girl.
Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Wade Christopher Greene of 4245 Manihi Drive went into the residence without permission, assaulted the girl and stole another victim's phone, according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.
The second victim, after being alerted by the 5-year-old, found the front door of the residence open and Greene sitting in a chair outside with the victim's phone, the report states. Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll could not disclose Greene's relationship to the victims due to the nature of the allegations, but said Greene "was not a stranger to them."
Deputies arrested Greene later Thursday on charges of burglary with assault and sexual battery. He remained in the Land O'Lakes jail without bail Friday.