Briefs and news of note.
By Times staff
Published January 25, 2007
MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY ON CHILD
A 29-year-old Tampa man was jailed Wednesday, accused of forcing a 6-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.
Ebaristo Medina of 7022 Oyster Bay Drive is charged with capital sexual battery and battery on a child with exposure. Medina, who lists his occupation as a laborer for a roofing company, forced himself on the child several times between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30 when the child was left in his care, sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.
He is being held without bond at Orient Road Jail.
Seventh-grader hit crossing street
A 12-year-old Davidsen Middle School seventh-grader was in serious condition after she was hit by a car while crossing a street Wednesday.
Nicole Davis of 9815 Bayboro Bridge Drive was walking with two friends at Montague Street and W Linebaugh Avenue at 4:30 p.m. when her buddies ran south across Linebaugh. sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.
Davis ran after them, but was hit by a westbound 2004 Hyundai driven by Martita Marquez-Stone, 38, of 12108 Balmoral View Court. Davis was listed in serious condition at St. Joseph's Hospital late Wednesday.
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