Waldo man accused of sexual battery involving juvenile


Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

A Waldo man on Friday was arrested on a sexual battery charge related to several incidents with a girl who babysat for him, according to an Alachua County sheriff's report.

Joey Ervin Daugherty, 28, was charged with sexual battery by a custodian of a victim between the age of 12 and 18.

The Sheriff's Office alleges that Daugherty had sexual contact with the babysitter on three different occasions in the past few months. That contact included intercourse in one instance.

According to the report, the girl told her mother of the incidents Thursday night. The Sheriff's Office was called early Friday morning.

Investigators met with the girl and then met with Daugherty Friday morning. The report states Daugherty admitted to having sex with the girl.

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