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Port Richey man accused of luring 7-year-old with candy

PORT RICHEY

Man accused of molesting girl, 7

A 28-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after, deputies say, he molested a 7-year-old girl, luring her with chocolate Easter eggs.

The incident happened Oct. 8, while Thomas Andrew Conkel was babysitting the girl at his apartment, 6520 Date Palm Blvd., according to a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report.

Conkel, who has guns and flaming dice tattooed on his forearms, offered the girl candy if she would remove her underwear, the report states.

Deputies were later notified. Conkel, who works as a stocker at Walmart, was charged with involuntary sexual battery. He remained Thursday in the Land O'Lakes Jail without bail.

Port Richey man accused of luring 7-year-old with candy 12/13/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:15pm]
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