Man, woman had sex with girl, 13, police say
An 18-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man are accused of meeting a 13-year-old girl online and bringing her to their home for a three-way sex party, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say Olivia S. Bowns and Joseph D. Ferrera II picked up the girl at her home in Hillsborough County on Tuesday night and took her to their house at 4642 Roberts Road in the Bell Lake Vista community. A report states the adults "smoked marijuana" with the girl before they had sex with her and each other.
Bowns and Ferrera were arrested Friday. Both are charged with lewd and lascivious battery and lewd and lascivious exhibition. Bowns was released from the Pasco County jail Saturday. Ferrera is being held in custody in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Woman accused of leaving 4 kids in van
At 3:15 a.m. Friday, two people in the parking lot of the Pasco County jail heard a 4-year-old boy "screaming bloody murder," authorities said.
They found him inside a van, along with three other children, ages 4, 2 and 1. Two of the children were locked in their safety seats, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The inside of the van was "extremely hot," and it's unknown "how long the children were alone prior to discovery," a report states.
The children were rescued and not injured, authorities said. The driver of the van and caretaker of the children — Maria I. Ponce, 22, an activities assistant for Heritage Park nursing home in Dade City — returned to the van after an hour and 15 minutes, the report states.
Ponce, of 14447 14th St. in Dade City, was arrested and charged with four counts of child abuse. As of Saturday, she was being held at the jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.
Police: Mother stabs man for cursing
A little after 11 p.m. Thursday, Lacey L. Brown went to find the man who cursed in front of Brown's children at a park, authorities said. Brown heard the rumor second-hand and went to investigate. She found the man near Cottage Court and Old Post Road in Port Richey — and she stabbed him, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The man's left arm was sliced and he had a puncture wound to his chest, a report states.
He was rushed to the hospital and his current medical condition is not known.
Brown, of 8123 U.S. 19 in Port Richey, was arrested that night and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. She is being held at the county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.