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Teen accused of sexual assault on child in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL

Boy, 13, accused of sex assaults on 9-year-old

A Spring Hill teenager has been accused of sexually molesting a younger child at the teen's home.

The boy, now 13, performed sex acts on the 9-year-old boy and forced him to have sex with him when the younger child visited the teen's home, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office report.

Such incidents occurred several times about a year ago, the victim told investigators this week.

The boy said the teen threatened to kill him if he told anyone about the assaults.

The teen was arrested on Thursday and taken to a juvenile detention center on a total of five charges related to sexual assault and molestation of a child.

BROOKSVILLE

Man, 44, accused of abusing 76-year-old

BROOKSVILLE — A 44-year-old Brooksville man has been arrested on a charge of assaulting a 76-year-old man in his care.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office gave this account:

The victim, who uses a wheelchair, told investigators that Joseph Edger Moore became angry with him after he told Moore that he was unable to accompany him to a court hearing Friday in a grand theft case.

The victim said Moore approached with clenched fists and threatened to kill him.

He backed his wheelchair up and fell out of it as it rolled off the pavement outside of his home on Nicholas Avenue.

The victim suffered minor cuts to his leg.

Moore refused to assist the victim, who could not get up.

As this as going on, a social worker arrived and saw Moore berate the victim and leave him lying on the ground.

Moore denied threatening the victim but told deputies that the man did back up his wheelchair and fall out.

Moore acknowledged that he would not help the man.

He was taken to the Hernando County Jail on a charge of aggravated abuse of an elderly person and held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Times staff writer

Teen accused of sexual assault on child in Spring Hill 01/29/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 29, 2010 7:44pm]

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