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Brooksville man charged with lewd act on child, officers say

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BROOKSVILLE - A transient Brooksville man was arrested Thursday on two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child under 16, according to Brooksville Police.

An arrest report shows Albert Gardner, 20, sexually battered the victim on Dec. 21.

Witnesses confirmed the victim's story, according to police, and Gardner admitted to the sex acts in an interview.

Gardner was picked up on warrant charges Thursday by members of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

His bail is set at $30,000.

Court records show Gardner has been convicted of criminal mischief, petit theft, possession of paraphernalia and battery in Hernando County in the past.

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