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Teen boy arrested in sexual abuse of 2-year-old girl

SPRING HILL — Hernando County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 15-year-old Spring Hill boy on a count of sexual battery involving a 2-year-old girl.

The teen, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, is accused of intentionally touching the victim in the genital area on Nov. 28 at her Citrus County home, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

The girl's mother told deputies that she rushed downstairs after hearing her daughter scream, finding that the teen was sitting on the floor with the girl.

When the mother changed her daughter's diaper minutes later, she noticed fresh blood on the new diaper and none on the soiled one, according to the arrest report.

Deputies said the boy admitted during several recorded conversations with the mother to touching the girl.

During one conversation, the teen told the mother that he had made a mistake and would never do it again. He then told the woman that he told his father and grandparents that he didn't touch the girl, according to the report.

He later told the mother that he changed the girl's diaper and pushed or wiped too hard.

During another recorded conversation, the mother told the boy that he had problems and needed counseling. The boy said he did not need help and defended himself, telling the woman that "I was exploring" and "she ain't going to remember it."

In a recorded conversation with his own mother, the boy said that if he was arrested, he would kill the victim's mother as soon as he was released from jail.

The teen was taken into custody Friday and transported to the Hernando County jail. He was set to be taken to the state Department of Juvenile Justice holding facility in Ocala.

Joel Anderson can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 754-6120.

Teen boy arrested in sexual abuse of 2-year-old girl 01/19/09 [Last modified: Monday, January 19, 2009 7:30pm]
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