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Man accused of having sex with 2 minors

A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of having sex with two minors in 1998.

Michael J. Kuyoth was charged with sexual battery of a child under 12 and lewd and lascivious battery on a child under 16 Tuesday after he told investigators that he had sexual intercourse with the girls, who were 9 and 12 at the time. Bail was set at $25,000.

Kuyoth, whose last known address was Bangor, Maine, was arrested at the Hernando County Jail, where he is currently serving a one-year sentence for domestic battery, according to court records.

The alleged incidents occurred while Kuyoth was living in Hernando County, a sheriff's report said.

Authorities issued a warrant for his arrest after the victims came forward with the allegations earlier this year. Their names are being withheld by the Sheriff's Office because of their ages and the nature of the allegations.

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