MORRISTON, Fla. (WCJB) — The Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after a child accused him of sexual battery.
In a press release, LCSO said they arrested John E. Biles, 35, of Morriston after the child told investigators Biles sexually abused them multiple times and would sometimes record it on his phone.
LCSO said the child was encouraged from a trusted teacher to say something.
During the investigation, detectives took Biles’ cell phone and found pictures of the abuse.
Biles is charged with three counts of capital sexual battery and one count of lewd and lascivious battery on a child. He was booked at the Levy County Detention Facility with bond set at $2.5 million.
In a statement, Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum said, “this is another horrible crime of abuse committed against an innocent, vulnerable child victim. Our prayers are certainly with this child and I am so thankful for her bravery in speaking out and reporting this to her teacher, someone she truly trusted.
This case is another example of the system working together to stop the abuse for this victim. I especially applaud and commend the teacher for having a relationship of trust with this child that initiated this investigation. From the teacher to the DCF investigator to the Child Protection Team at UF and my Detectives, I offer my commendations for a job well done and for the arrest bringing this perpetrator to justice and ending this cycle of abuse on this child.”