Police: Juvenile counselor admits to sexually battering 8-year-old girl

3:27 PM, May 11, 2012   |    comments
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Brooksville, Florida -- A high risk juvenile counselor was arrested Wednesday after police discovered he had been sexually battering an 8-year-old girl.

According to the Brooksville Police Department, on May 7, detectives interviewed the girl who told them 44-year-old Mark Anthony Henry had sexually battered her several times at the Brook Haven Apartments in December 2011.

During a taped interview with detectives on May 9, they say Henry admitted to the crime.

Henry, of Zephyrhills, has been employed as a high risk juvenile counselor at the Eckerd Youth Challenge Program in Hernando County for the past 5 years. Detectives say there is no relationship between his job and the victim.

Henry is being charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a Child under 12 years of age.

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