The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office reported to Historic City News that deputies responded to a reported Sexual Battery incident late Thursday afternoon that allegedly occurred Wednesday evening.
According to the report, a female juvenile victim stated that the suspect provided her with various intoxicating substances and then committed forcible sexual acts on her at the suspects residence. The suspect has been identified as Jeffery Michael Haynes, age 37, who resides at 3500 Lone Wolf Trail, St. Augustine, Florida.
Following interviews with detectives and a child protection team, a search warrant was obtained for Haynes’ residence to obtain potential evidence described during the juvenile’s statements.
The search warrant was served Thursday evening by detectives with The Special Victim’s Unit and Haynes was taken to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Following the interview with detectives, Haynes was arrested for Sexual Battery on a Child Over the Age of 12.