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Pasco: Sex offender accused of raping, impregnating 13-year-old girl

PORT RICHEY — A registered sex offender is accused of raping and impregnating a 13-year-old girl.

Jonathan Sanchez, 25, is accused of assaulting the girl Nov. 18 inside his room at the Travel Lodge, 11736 U.S. 19. He was charged Friday with sexual battery.

Sanchez has been incarcerated at the Pasco jail since Jan. 29, when he was arrested on a charge of giving a false identity to a law enforcement officer and violating his felony probation. He was also later charged with failing to reregister as a sex offender.

In October he began a three-year probation sentence with the Florida Department of Corrections for felony battery. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sanchez was convicted of first-degree attempted sexual abuse in 2008 in New York. This placed him on the sex offender registry.

Sanchez, of 1529 Sentinel St. in Holiday, denied sexually abusing the teenager, the Pasco Sheriff's Office states. He is being held without bail at the Pasco jail.

Pasco: Sex offender accused of raping, impregnating 13-year-old girl 02/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, February 27, 2012 2:15pm]
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