NEW PORT RICHEY
Man accused of molesting girl
A 77-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after, deputies say, he took a 4-year-old girl to a laundry room behind his home "during frequent visits" and molested her.
Richard Dyke touched the girl and, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states, "enticed" her to touch him back. The report says he told her to keep it "their secret."
The Sheriff's Office did not release the girl's relationship to Dyke. It was unclear how the crime was reported.
Dyke, of 5192 Rubber Tree Circle, was arrested on a charge of first-degree lewd and lascivious molestation. He was released Thursday from the Land O'Lakes jail after posting $150,000 bail.