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Nursing home worker accused of lewd act

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 1, 2007


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DUNEDIN

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.

LARGO

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.

TARPON SPRINGS

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.

CLEARWATER

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.

PALM HARBOR

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.

[Last modified March 1, 2007, 00:04:35]


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