Williston man charged with sexual battery

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By A.B. Sidibe

Contributing Writer

A 22-year-old is in custody for sexual battery of a child, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office report.

Jefferey Alan Puskaric Jr., of 13817 NE 54th Place, Williston, was charged Tuesday with felony sexual battery on a 7-year-old girl.

Puskaric showed the girl pornographic images and repeatedly violated the youngster, according to the report. Puskaric allegedly told the victim, he intended to do other things to the child when she reached the age of 18. She said the sexual battery began when she was five years old.

According to investigators when Puskaric was initially questioned he denied the allegations, but eventually changed his story, admitting to some acts. He reportedly said the last incident occurred about a month-and-a-half ago. Puskaric was arrested and no bond was allowed.