Pasco deputies arrest 60-year-old man for capital sexual battery on 7-year-old girl

Posted at 9:26 AM, Oct 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-10 10:32:15-04

Pasco Sheriff's deputies arrested a 60-year-old New Port Richey man for capital sexual battery on a 7-year-old girl.

Spencer Keith Joyce, 60, is accused of sexual battery on a 7-year-old girl.

According to deputies, around 11:45 p.m. on Monday, Joyce, the child, and the child's caregiver drove to McDonald's for food. The caregiver left Joyce and the child in the car and when he returned he saw Joyce molesting the young girl. The caregiver then grabbed the suspect and began beating him.

All parties were present when deputies and Major Crimes and Forensics responded for the investigation. Detectives arrested Joyce for Capital Sexual Battery. 

Joyce later told police that the victim "asked him for help to urinate and denied this incident as being sexual in nature," the arrest affidavit reads. 

Joyce was booked into the Land O' Lakes Detention Center on $0 bond.



This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.