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Zephyrhills man is accused of capital sexual battery

A 31-year-old man is facing three counts of capital sexual battery after he was accused of raping and abusing an 11-year-old girl since she was 5. John Joseph Oharra, of 38739 Brahman Drive, Zephyrhills, was arrested Thursday and remained in the Land O'Lakes jail Friday on no bail.

The girl told authorities that Oharra raped her and forced her to perform oral sex on him on numerous occasions, according to a report with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. He first attacked her when she was 5 years old, the report said. He also threatened to kill her if she told anyone, the report said. Oharra, a laborer originally from Washington state, does not have a criminal record in Florida. But Washington records indicate that he has been convicted of several charges of theft and possession of stolen property.

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