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TEENAGER ACCUSED OF SEXUAL BATTERY

TAMPA

A 17-year-old boy was jailed Monday on a charge of sexual battery on someone physically incapacitated. The suspect, Steven Chase Garrett, is listed in jail records as a student with the Blake Accelerated Curriculum Program, in which students take classes online from home and go to school only to take exams. The State Attorney's Office would not release any details about the alleged rape until Garrett's arraignment, said Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi. The charge is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Garrett of 4515 Shadberry Drive was being held in jail without bail. On his profile on MySpace.com, he described himself as a Christian songwriter.

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SHADY HILLS

18-year-old shoots robber at his door

A teenager who was home alone shot one of three or four would-be robbers who banged on his door Monday afternoon. The others dropped off the wounded juvenile at a nearby hospital and fled, said Pasco sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll. He would not describe the wounded person's injuries or give his condition. Based on the early details of the investigation, authorities do not plan to charge the 18-year-old who fired the .22-caliber rifle at the house on Normandeau Street.

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Tarpon Springs

Pasco boater still in critical condition

A man who suffered life-threatening injuries when his speed boat flipped Sunday morning on Lake Tarpon remains in critical condition, said a spokeswoman at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Robert Gollobin, 65, was piloting an 18-foot Mirage boat in the northeast section of the lake when the boat flipped and ejected him into the water.

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