OCALA - A registered sexual offender was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery, child abuse and impregnating a child under age 16, according to the Ocala Police Department.
Jacob Alexander Wilkerson, 36, previously was convicted of sexual battery on a person under 16 years of age.
In December of 2009, Wilkerson reportedly raped the girl. She told officials she did not tell anyone at the time because she was afraid of Wilkerson.
On May 6, the victim's mother took the girl to a doctor, and it was discovered the teen is pregnant. The victim then disclosed to her mother what had occurred.
They immediately went to OPD to file a report.
Detective Jorge Fernandez developed probable cause for the arrest of Wilkerson.
After being arrested on the initial charge, Wilkerson, who currently is on drug offender probation, was additionally arrested on two counts of violation of probation.
Wilkerson has a previous conviction for sexual battery on a child under age 16 from a 1996 case, according to online court records.