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Thursday, February 9, 2023

PepperTree Apartments father escapes prosecution in molestation case

A PepperTree Apartments father has escaped prosecution in a molestation case.

The prosecutor’s office announced last week that no information will be filed in the case involving 49-year-old Kevin Dunham, who was arrested June 6 on two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior involving at child under the age of 12. The announcement offered few clues as to why the case was being dropped and simply stated the dismissal was due to “other legal issues.”

An investigation was launched after the 6-year-old girl’s mother took her to the UF Health-The Villages Hospital freestanding ER at Brownwood after the little girl cried out while her father was “tickling” her in his bedroom, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department.

The little girl was later interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Leesburg. A medical examination was also conducted with evidence sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

“The medical staff advised there were indicators of sexual abuse being apparent with the victim,” the arrest report said.

Too many bicyclists ignore safety when it comes to traffic

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Poinciana resident expresses his concern about bicyclists who ignore traffic safety. He fears we will see a tragedy here in The Villages.

You don’t have any idea what Community Watch is doing

A Village of Belle Aire resident, in a Letter to the Editor, responds to a previous letter writer who claimed that Community Watch is not patrolling RV lots.

Town squares and outsiders

A Village of Ashland resident weighs in on the controversial issue of outsiders at the town squares. Read his Letter to the Editor.

We need to stop euthanasia from becoming law in Florida

A Village of Marsh Bend resident contends we need to stop euthanasia from becoming law in Florida. Read her Letter to the Editor.

You can stop speeders by enforcing the law

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says enforcement is the answer to the problem of speeding in The Villages.