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Homosassa man faces 20 counts of sexual battery on minor

A Citrus County man is facing 20 counts of sexual battery on a minor, as well as showing pornographic materials to a young Homosassa girl.

Arrested on Friday was George Harrison Nussbaum, 38, of Homosassa.

The age of the girl is listed by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office as between 14 and 18 years.


Dunnellon man charged with child abuse of girl, 4

A Dunnellon man was arrested on Friday and charged with abusing a 4-year-old Dunnellon girl.

Arrested was Paul Preston Grenier Jr., 24, of 5328 W. Blade Lane.

According to the arrest report, a Citrus County detective was alerted to the case when shown photos by a Child Protective Investigator. A medical review of the child in Gainesville indicated injuries consistent with child abuse. The young girl said Grenier was the one who hit her, and told two witnesses she had been hit in the face and head.

Citrus County woman among 55 charged with Internet prostitution solicitation

A Citrus County woman is among 55 people charged with soliciting sex on the Internet by a multi-county task force.

Arrested was Theresa A. Kersey, 43, of 3107 N. Thornapple Terrace, Beverly Hills.

Kersey was issued a notice to appear for solicitation for prostitution.

All arrests were part of a law enforcement operation to catch prostitutes, who use popular websites to advertise services.

Emergency management director says to watch Ida

Citrus County Emergency Management Director Capt. Joe Eckstein said today residents should carefully track Tropical Depression Ida's progress.

Although it has weakened into a tropical depression, it could regain strength once it enters the Gulf of Mexico, he said.

Homosassa man charged with possession of child porn

Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Homosassa man on Wednesday and charged him with possession of child pornography.

Arrested was Joseph Samuel Sullivan, 38, of 3430 S. Suncoast Boulevard.



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