Pasco man accused of beating kids with extension cord

ZEPHYRHILLS

Report says extension cord used in beatings

A man accused of whipping two young boys with an extension cord was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of child abuse.

Jason C. Almore, 41, is accused of "hitting them repeatedly with an extension cord about their bodies" causing several injuries "in excess of corporal punishment," a report says.

Authorities say the beatings happened in March. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said both victims are younger than 12. Their relationship to Almore was not disclosed due to the nature of the charges.

Almore told investigators he used the electrical cord to punish the boys because "it was the closest thing to hit them with," the Sheriff's Office report says.

Almore, of 34330 Lodge Drive in the Timber Lake Estates area of Zephyrhills, was released from the Pasco County Jail Wednesday on $10,000 bail.

Times staff

Pasco man accused of beating kids with extension cord 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:42pm]

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