A Jax Beach man has been convicted for his role in a sex-for-drugs deal involving a young girl.
48-year-old John Fitzgerald Hagans has been found guilty of one count of sexual battery against a victim under 12. Police say Hagans engaged in sexual activity with the girl after giving her mother cash or drugs. Investigators say the mother’s crack cocaine habit led the girl to be poorly supervised.
The mother, Dalina Nicholas, has already pled guilty to aggravated child neglect and the state is seeking a sentence of no less than 25 years in prison.