PORT RICHEY — A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on a charge of sexual battery under the age of 12, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Elias Barreiro sexually battered a 10-year-old girl last year, according to the arrest report. He was watching the child at the time of the assault, deputies said, while her guardians were not home.
The report does not say how the assault came to light. The girl, who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Office, told deputies what happened.
Barreiro admitted to certain acts during two interviews, the report said.
He was was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He was booked into the Pasco County jail, where he was being held Monday without bail.