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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.

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