Nursing home worker accused of lewd act
By TIMES WIRES
Published March 1, 2007
A certified nursing assistant at a ManorCare nursing home was arrested on charges that he inappropriately touched the breast of a disabled 78-year-old resident, authorities said Wednesday. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Monday at the nursing home at 870 Patricia Ave. According to sheriff's officials, John H. Riley, 52, of Largo wheeled the woman to her room, pulled a privacy curtain and touched her. An employee found him in the act, officials said, and a supervisor called deputies. Riley denied wrongdoing, but called deputies to his home Tuesday and confessed, sheriff's Sgt. Jim Bordner said. Riley has been charged with a lewd and lascivious act on an elderly person and was being held in the Pinellas County Jail. A ManorCare spokeswoman said they are the process of firing Riley, who was hired in 2000.
Man accused of sharing child porn
A Largo man has been arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Authorities on Tuesday searched the home of Jeffery G. Feldhaus, 21, on 108th Avenue N and found pornographic videos involving children on his computer, arrest reports state. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating Feldhaus on Feb. 12 when an agent downloaded a video clip from a computer later identified as Feldhaus', the reports state. Feldhaus was being held in the Pinellas County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $40,000 bail.
Student-produced news show returns
Another sign FCAT testing is nearly over for the school year: East Lake High School's student-produced Eagle Eye News resumes its broadcasts today after a week's hiatus for testing. The news-style program, complete with a donated anchor desk from WTSP-TV, started last year as a once-a-week broadcast on campus happenings. It recently went daily and online, for anyone to see. Catch the latest shows at www.eagleeye5.com.
Learn safe boating in seven lessons
Flotilla 11-1 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a seven-lesson program on boating skills and seamanship beginning Monday and ending March 26. Participants will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Clearwater Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd. on Sand Key. Open to adults and youths. The $50 fee covers books and materials. Call 469-8895 or visit http://a0701101.uscgaux.info.
Women honored for community work
The Palm Harbor library will honor four women Sunday for their service to the community during its sixth annual awards ceremony. This year's honorees: Irene Finger, a veteran volunteer at the library; Mona Johnson, an active member with the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce and All Children's Hospital; Dawn LaCross, a public affairs liaison for Stein Mart stores; and Sallie Parks, who served on the Pinellas County Commission for eight years and operates a consulting company for nonprofits. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at the library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.
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