On November 16th, deputies with the Pacific County Sheriff's Office arrested a male subject identified as Jonathan R. Church, age 40, of Ocean Park for suspicion of 11 counts of Rape of a Child in the Third degree.


Information and evidence developed during this investigation led deputies to believe that Church had sexual intercourse and other sexual contact with a 14 year old female several times. Deputies also learned that Church may have been providing marijuana and alcohol to the victim prior to the acts.

Deputies prepared and received a search warrant to search Church's residence for evidence pertaining to these allegations. Deputies located pornographic videos, sex toys and deputies also seized a computer that may have contained evidence of the allegations.

Church was taken into custody without incident and questioned. Church was transported to the Pacific County Jail for booking. The investigation is still on going.

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