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New Port Richey man faces sexual battery charge

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday on a charge of sexual battery, accused of assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

Jonathan Wells was booked into the Pasco County jail, where he was being held Tuesday without bail.

The assault took place Sunday night, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, who was not identified by deputies, said Wells has repeatedly assaulted her in the past.

The victim’s consistent statements and a medical exam conducted by the county’s Child Protective Team confirmed the abuse.

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