Spring Hill man faces molestation charges
Authorities have accused a 50-year-old Spring Hill man of twice performing sex acts on a 6-year-old boy over a two-week period.
Walter L. Thau was arrested Friday by Hernando County sheriff's deputies at his residence at 383 Spring Haven Loop, Spring Hill, and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child younger than 12.
According to a Sheriff's Office affidavit, Thau, who worked as a cook at a Spring Hill restaurant, babysat the victim at his residence on numerous occasions between Oct. 10 and 24. Thau told the boy that if he told anyone about the incidents, he would never see him again.
Thau was taken to Hernando County Jail, where he remained Friday in lieu of $40,000 bail.