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By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 12, 2001

Man charged with sex assault on girl

HUDSON -- A 19-year old Indiana man was arrested and charged with sexual battery after a 13-year-old girl told Pasco sheriff's deputies he forced her down on a bed and sexually assaulted her.

Mark Poore, 19, of Crawfordsville, Ind., was arrested Saturday at a Rivermill Drive home in Hudson.

The girl told deputies that Poore forced her onto a bed in the house and sexually assaulted her during a struggle.

According to Poore's arrest report, Poore admitted touching the girl but said it was consensual.

Poore was taken to the Pasco County jail in Land O'Lakes, where he was being held on $20,000 bail Sunday night.

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