A 33-year-old Jacksonville man faces charges after three girls under the age of 12 reported he repeatedly sexually abused them, according to the Sheriff’s Office.


Andrew Emanuel Wheaton was arrested Sept. 10 on three counts of sexual battery, according to police. Wheaton remains in jail in lieu of $600,000 bail.

According to a warrant application, one victim told investigators Wheaton had sex with her multiple times from Aug. 24 to Nov. 19, 2015. More than once when the children were in Wheaton’s bedroom, one victim said, he turned off the lights and sexually assaulted them “one by one.”

Wheaton has denied the allegations.


Garrett Pelican: (904) 359-4385