Brooksville, Florida -- An elderly man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly sexually battering a girl he cared for for the past three years.
Pasco deputies say the girl, now 17, had been having sex against her will with 72-year-old Philip Tracy for the past three years. She told deputies the most recent incident took place approximately two weeks ago at Tracy's home and that at times he would threaten her if she didn't comply.
The investigating detective reported he had two controlled phone calls with Tracy and, in each instance, he admitted to the crime. On Jan. 30, detectives interviewed Tracy at his home, he reportedly admitted to having sex with the girl three times when she was 16 years old.
Tracy has been charged with three counts sexual battery.