An 81-year-old Citrus County man is accused of sexually battering a 5-year-old girl, deputies say

HOMOSASSA, Fla - Harry Hostetter, 81, of Homosassa, is in custody and facing charges of sexual battery, lewd and lascivious exhibition by person 18 or older and lewd and lascivious molestation by a person over 18 on a person under 12.

Citrus County deputies said Hostetter repeatedly sexually battered a 5-year-old girl.

During an interview, deputies say the girl reported that Hostetter touched her genitals, exposed himself to her and raped her.

According to the little girl, these sexual acts took place multiple times on different days. 

The arrest report states that Hostetter first admitted to deputies that he committed these acts.  However, when questioned a second time while behind bars, Hostetter denied raping the little girl but admitted again to touching her privates and exposing himself, deputies said.

Hostetter is being held without bond.

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