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Man sentenced to 40 years prison for raping two young girls

By Mason White 11:44 AM December 5, 2014
Jeremiah Donald Potter 

By: Wayne Morin
A man was jailed for raping young girls.

Jeremiah Donald Potter, 32, of Fernandina Beach City, Florida, pleaded guilty to seven counts of Custodial Sexual Battery, three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, and one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

Potter was sentenced to 40 mandatory years in prison, followed by a lifetime sex offender probation. Potter was also registered as a Dangerous Sexual Felony Offender.

Potter was arrested after his victim, who is now 13 years old, disclosed to her father a history of sexual abuse that had occurred between her and Potter.

The victim’s father then reported the abuse to the authorities. The investigation revealed that the defendant forced the child to perform sexual acts on him multiple times.

The victim also identified a second victim. The second victim, now 11 years old, confirmed that Potter had also sexually abused her since she was 4 years old.

Potter pleaded guilty to the charges and will spend 40 years in prison.