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Man jailed on charge of molesting 1-year-old girl

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 5, 2003

NEW PORT RICHEY - A 45-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of capital sexual battery on a child under 12, accused of molesting a 1-year-old girl, city police reported.

Johnny Lee Smith was temporarily staying in a home that police did not identify, doing odd jobs around the residence, police reported.

The child's grandmother told police that she was looking for the child Wednesday afternoon and heard noises coming from the bedroom Smith was in. She opened the door and found Smith inside, partially nude, molesting the child, police reported.

Smith, who denied the incident, was being held Thursday in the county jail on $150,000 bail. Police did not give a permanent address for Smith but said he had an Illinois driver's license.

[Last modified December 5, 2003, 01:34:13]

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