A Masaryktown man was arrested Saturday on a charge of battery on a 16-year-old girl, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
Kartik Bose, 56, lives in a detached apartment in the garage of the same property where the victim lives. After drinking a bottle of Scotch, Bose grabbed the 16-year-old girl by the arm when she was standing by his door, and pulled her into his apartment and on to his bed.
Bose later told law enforcement he inappropriately touched the victim before she quickly pushed him away from her, and left his apartment. The girl confided to her mother as to what happened, the report shows, and the mother contacted the sheriff’s office.
Once deputies responded, Bose admitted to being drunk and to inappropriately touching the girl, and stated he did not know what he was doing because he was drunk. Bose was arrested, transported to the Hernando County Jail without incident, where he is being held on a $500 bond.