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Man accused of coercing sex from 14-year-old girl

(ran PC edition)

A 19-year-old man faces a charge of lewd and lascivious battery on a 14-year-old girl after deputies said he pressured her to have sex by threatening to throw her off his balcony.

Jeremy Eric Weeks, currently of 4026 Vista Verde Drive in New Port Richey, was 18 at the time in December 2002, when he had sex with the girl in his Land O'Lakes bedroom, according to a sheriff's report.

The girl told authorities that she was at Weeks' apartment when he told her that he would "drag her outside and throw her over the balcony" if she didn't comply, the report said. At that point, he pulled her into his bedroom and had sex with her, the report said.

Weeks admitted having sex with the girl but said it was consensual, the report said.

Weeks was arrested Thursday and placed in the Land O'Lakes jail. He was released after posting $5,000 bail.

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