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Crestview man arrested on child molestation accusations

Crestview man arrested on child molestation accusations. Source: Okaloosa County Department of Corrections

A Crestview man has been arrested on charges he reportedly sexually molested a young girl over a period of time ranging from 1993 to 1996.

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the victim said 61-year-old Bobby Jelks Wilson started sexually assaulting her when she was 10 years old.

The victim also told investigators the incidents continued for several years and started to get progressively more frequent and severe in nature.

The victim had disclosed the sexual abuse to a witness and counselor over the years and both provided written statements, the sheriff’s office said.

Wilson has been charged with sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12 on Thursday, August 16. He has been denied bond.

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