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plumber-228010_1920-300x199Police in Pasco County, FL, arrested an appliance repairman for allegedly sexually battering a customer’s five-year-old daughter during a house call.

Francisco Rene Vallejo, 59, of Otis Allen Roa was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery. He is being held without bond at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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access-black-cellphone-533422-300x202Austin Altman of Pasco County, FL, was arrested on for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl he met on social media site Snapchat.

Altman, 22, was charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12, interference with child custody, and violation of probation. He is being held in a Pasco County jail with no bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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construction-2578410_1920-300x200A construction worker was seriously injured in Pasco County last Thursday after a diamond saw blade kicked back and struck him in the face.

According to Pasco County Fire Rescue, the incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. October 10 at a construction site in the 8300 block of Old Pasco Road.

The construction worker was reportedly attempting to cut cement with a diamond saw when the blade kicked back into his chest, slicing him in the sternum, neck, and all the way up into his jaw.

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adult-artisan-blueprint-544965-300x200Authorities have arrested 20 building contractors in Pasco County, Florida for suspected workers’ compensation violations as well as not being licensed.

Investigators used a house at 7538 Redcoat Ave in New Port Richey for their sting operation. The house was ideal as it needs extensive remodeling. Investigators advertised asking for bids to complete work on the house. They then checked on the contractors who applied and discovered that the majority of them were unlicensed and were also operating without workers’ compensation insurance. The sting operation ran from September 11-15 and resulting in the 20 arrests.
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