Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spring Hill man accused of sex acts with girl in his care

SPRING HILL — Hernando County sheriff's deputies have arrested a Spring Hill man on five counts of sexual battery involving a teenage girl who was placed in his custody several years ago.

William Jeffrey McCutchen, 46, is accused of kissing and fondling the then-17-year-old girl shortly after she was sent to live with him, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

The alleged victim was not identified in the report.

According to the report, the teenager lived with her biological mother prior to being sent to McCutchen's home. She told detectives that she had not seen McCutchen since she was 4.

Soon after the move, McCutchen allegedly began performing oral sex on the girl and fondling her. The girl was later sent to live with McCutchen's mother, but she told detectives that he continued to visit her almost daily.

During one visit to his mother's home, authorities said, McCutchen asked her to perform a sexual act on him. When the girl was unable to continue, he asked that she perform another sexual favor. He later performed oral sex on her, according to the report.

During an interview with detectives Friday, McCutchen admitted to participating in several sexual acts with the girl. He said he was trying to teach her about sex.

McCutchen was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Hernando County Jail. He remained behind bars Wednesday in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Spring Hill man accused of sex acts with girl in his care 06/03/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 8:01pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Maria: Clearwater Coast Guard plane aids rescue near Puerto Rico

    Military

    Eight minutes. That's how long it took the Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryn Manley of the Coast Guard said it took him to spot the boat that capsized off a Puerto Rican island on Thursday.

  2. Mom of girl who died looking for candy seeks to keep husband away

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — Eight days after her 4-year-old daughter died in the care of paternal grandparents, pregnant Lizette Hernandez sat in a Hillsborough County courthouse Friday, attempting to seek full-time custody of her 19-month-old son.

    Lizette Hernandez, 22, completes paperwork Friday for a motion for protection from domestic violence against her husband, Shane Zoller. Their daughter, Yanelly, 4, died in a reported gun accident at the home of Zoller's parents Sept. 14. She alleges that her husband hit her and caused her to fall on a grave marker at their daughter's funeral Thursday in a tussle over their remaining 1-year-old son. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL  |  Times]
  3. New owners take over downtown St. Petersburg's Hofbräuhaus

    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — The downtown German beer-hall Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg has been bought by a partnership led by former Checkers Drive-In Restaurants president Keith Sirois.

    The Hofbrauhaus, St. Petersburg, located in the former historic Tramor Cafeteria, St. Petersburg, is under new ownership.
[SCOTT KEELER  |  TIMES]

  4. Ed Sheeran coming to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

    Blogs

    Let it never be said Ed Sheeran hasn't given the people of Tampa what they want.

  5. Editorial: Once more, homeowners are let down by state housing agency

    Editorials

    Once upon a time, the federal government created a program called the Hardest Hit Fund. Its goal was admirable, and its mission important. The fund was designed to aid Americans in danger of losing their houses after the Great Recession had wreaked havoc on the economy. Unfortunately, the folks in Washington erred in …

    The Hardest Hit Fund was designed to aid Americans in danger of losing their houses after the Great Recession. Unfortunately, the folks in Washington trusted Florida to get that money into the hands of people who needed it most.