PALM HARBOR – Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Palm Harbor man about 10:25 p.m. May 21 on charges of sexual battery on two females, who are now age 17 and 18.
Detectives said the incidents occurred on multiple occasions. One victim was age 16 at the time of the reported abuse and the second victim was abused from age 10 to 18.
According to the sheriff’s report, deputies were contacted May 21 after one of the victims told her mother that the suspect had sexually abused her when she was 16. When detectives made contact with the victim, they found out that the suspect had also abused another female victim known to him. The second victim told detectives that the suspect has sexually abused her on multiple occasions since she was 10 years old. She is now 18.
Detectives arrested John Gerald Wilson, 43, and transported him to the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $120,000.