Port Richey man, 39, accused of raping 11-year-old girl

The incident took place last year, deputies say. The warrant for Weldon Leenard Goss’ arrest was issued in April.
Weldon Goss, 39, of Port Richey faces a charge of sexual battery of a victim under the age of 12. [Pasco County Sheriff’s Office]
Weldon Goss, 39, of Port Richey faces a charge of sexual battery of a victim under the age of 12. [Pasco County Sheriff’s Office]
Published December 6
Updated December 6

PORT RICHEY — A 39-year-old man was jailed on an arrest warrant Tuesday that accused him of raping an 11-year-old girl last year, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Weldon Leenard Goss of Port Richey now faces a charge of sexual battery of a victim under the age of 12.

Deputies said the incident took place Dec. 9, 2017 in Land O' Lakes. Goss knew the girl, deputies said, but no other details about the case were made public.

The warrant for his arrest was issued in April 2018. Goss was arrested at about 5 p.m. Tuesday and taken to the Pasco County jail. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of failure to pay child support.

He was being held without bail in the county jail.

Contact Justin Trombly at jtrombly@tampabay.com. Follow @JustinTrombly.

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