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Judge denies bond for couple accused of capital sexual battery

Judge denies bond for couple accused of capital sexual battery
27-year-old William Dillow is charged with sexual assault and booked into the St Johns County jail with no bond accused of sexually abusing minors.

Judge denies bond for couple accused of capital sexual battery

A couple accused of capital sexual battery on minors will continue to stay in jail without bond.

This morning a judge in St Johns County denied bond for 27-year-old William Dillow. He's charged with two counts of capital sexual battery on minors.

Dillow's grandfather, Dillow Sr. says he wants all the evidence to come out first before jumping to any conclusions.

"I know what child abuse is. Let me tell you, sock it to him if you're guilty but lets not crucify somebody on some information that may or may not be warranted."

His girlfriend 49-year-old Rhonda Wilkerson was also denied bond by a judge in Flagler county. Wilkerson is expected to be moved to St Johns County jail in the coming days.

The pair is accused of sexually assaulting children under the age of twelve. Detectives say they were alerted to the problem after the girls confided in school officials.

Florida law makes it a capital offense for any person 18 years or older to batter a person under 12 years old. It's also an offense to injure the sexual organs of a victim during a sexual battery attempt. The only sentence for this crime is life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to Florida Capitol Sexual Battery Defense Attorneys.

A judge also ordered Dillow and Wilkerson to not contact one another in jail.

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