Man accused of raping child for several years in Santa Rosa County

Source: Santa Rosa County Jail log

A man has been accused of raping a young girl for years in Santa Rosa County.

According to an arrest report, 36-year-old Tony Anthoney Simmons Jr. sexually abused the victim between February 2010 and October 2017.

The victim reportedly told Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office deputies that the last incident happened when she was 12 years old.

The report added the incidents started shortly after Simmons was released from prison.

Deputies arrested Simmons on Thursday and charged him with sexual assault and lewd and lascivious behavior. According to the Santa Rosa County Jail website, he's being held on a $600,350 bond.

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