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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:03 pm | Updated: 5:23 pm, Tue Oct 22, 2013.

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Authorities say a Palmetto man has confessed to having sex with a 4-year-old child twice in the last month.

22-year-old Calvin Smith was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of Felony Capital Sexual Battery.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report, authorities were alerted to the situation on Monday, when the victim was brought to the hospital by somebody who observed blood on the toilet paper in the bathroom.

The 4-year-old victim told investigators that Smith, who is known by the victim, had taken them to the store and bought them things, and then drove to a wooded area off U.S. 41, where they had anal sex and it "really, really hurt."

Investigators visited Smith at his home, where he confessed to the incident on Monday, and also to a similar incident with the same victim approximately one month ago.

Smith remains in custody at the Manatee County Jail.

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