Gainesville man paid teens for sex, police say

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

A 34-year-old Gainesville man was arrested Wednesday after police said that on several occasions he gave money to two teenage girls after he had sex with them.

Jerome Terrell Hamilton
Jerome Terrell Hamilton

Jerome Terrell Hamilton, of 1325 SE Second Ave., had sex with the girls, both 13 at the time, in December in his mother’s green cargo van, according to a Gainesville police report.

Several times, the report said, Hamilton gave the girls money, totaling $50 each. One of the girls told police she had sex with Hamilton six times over four months.

Hamilton at first denied to police that he had sex with the girls, saying they were young and it would be inappropriate. He later reportedly admitted having sex at least twice with one of the girls and that he had given her money.

Hamilton was arrested on two counts of committing lewd acts with a minor and two counts of procuring a minor for prostitution. He was being held Thursday at the Alachua County jail on $300,000 bond.

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