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Marianna Man Charged with Sex Battery on a Child

Marianna, Fla. - A Marianna man is accused of sexually abusing a child under 12-years-old multiple times, according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
 
Bay County Sheriff's deputies wrote that the victim told them 49-year-old Terry Lee Jacks abused her over several years. 
 
Deputies also noted that in 2014 a neighbor reported seeing Jacks naked in a room in his house. The neighbor also reported seeing a minor naked, in the room as well. The neighbor added that a pornographic video playing. 
 
Deputies turned the case over to Florida's Department of Children and Families who determined that the neighbor filed a false report because the neighbor and Jacks had a previous altercation about a different matter. 
 
"The Department of Children and Families is committed to protecting the vulnerable, especially children," DCF officials wrote in a statement to News 13 about the case. "Details regarding child protective investigations are considered confidential per section 39.202, Florida Statutes. We will continue to work closely with law enforcement to hold those responsible accountable to the fullest extent of the law."
 
When interviewed by deputies Jacks said he could not have committed the offense. 
 

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