The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Jerald Gene Williams, DOB 3/31/43, 6717 Proctor Road, Sarasota, for committing Sexual Battery on a Child.
In 1989, Williams was convicted of sexually assaulting a child from the time she was three until she was six years old. He was sentenced to community control but was not prohibited from contact with the victim. The abuse subsequently continued for years.
The victim, now an adult, recently contacted detectives and reported that Williams sexually assaulted her until she reached the age of 14. Detectives monitored a recent conversation between the victim and Williams, during which time he made tacit admissions without denial as the victim described the history of the sexual assaults.
When taken into custody today Williams confessed to his crimes. He is currently being held without bond.