CLEARWATER – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Clearwater man and his wife March 29 in connection with sexual battery of an 8-year-old female.
James P. Millard, 29, was charged with two counts of sexual battery of a child less than 12 years old. Bond was set at $200,000. His wife, Jennifer Millard, 31, was charged with one count of neglect of a child. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies said the 8-year-old victim, who was known to the suspect at the time of the incidents, disclosed that the suspect sexually battered her on multiple occasions over the past two years.
Deputies met with Mr. Millard March 29 and he reportedly admitted to sexually abusing the victim on two occasions. Deputies also met with Millard’s wife, who told them she was aware of the prior acts of sexual abuse and failed to report the incidents or protect the child from the sexual abuse.