Yesterday afternoon around 3:30pm Pasco Sheriff’s deputies arrested Eric B Graves, 39, of Holiday for repeatedly sexually battering a girl over a period of six years, beginning when she was 9-years-old.

Graves, a pizza delivery driver, was involved in an altercation with his mother regarding the ongoing abuse and allegedly admitted to what he had done telling his mother that, “I’m guilty. I ‘effed’ her a million times.”

As Graves was being placed under arrest, deputies found marijuana and a pipe in his pocket.

Graves was also arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Graves is charged with:
-Lewd and Lascivious battery on a victim aged 12-15 years old;
-Sexual Battery on a victim under the age of 12;
-Sexual Battery on a victim under the age of 18
-Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
-Possession of drug paraphernalia

Graves is currently incarcerated in the Land O’Lakes jail under $20,000 bond for the sexual battery charges and $150 bond for the misdemeanor drug charge.

Edit: Graves is still in custody at the Land O’Lakes Detention Center. His bond has been set at $120,000 according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s office.