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15-year-old boy charged with molesting cousin, 8

A 15-year-old Spring Hill boy has been charged with twice molesting his 8-year-old cousin earlier this year. He was arrested Wednesday by Hernando County sheriff's deputies and was being held Wednesday at the state juvenile detention center in Ocala. He faces two charges each of sexual battery and lewd or lascivious acts on a child. The allegations were reported in April by the children's grandfather, sheriff's officials said.

2 men charged with trying to get legal drugs illegally

BROOKSVILLE _ Two men were arrested Wednesday on charges of trying to get prescription drugs illegally. Donald Durante, 35, of 5034 Gaston St. near Weeki Wachee faces three counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, including the drug hydrocodone. In an unrelated case, Richard Landle, 63, of 866 Leo St. in Dade City was charged with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and two counts of uttering a forged prescription. Landle got 100 pills of Valium and 60 pills of Percodan from a Brooksville pharmacy, Hernando County sheriff's deputies said. Both suspects were released on their own recognizance, a department spokesman said.

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