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By Pat Andrews
posted Oct 17, 2013 - 10:49:38am
A Deltona man who was already on probation after a sexual-battery conviction now faces new criminal charges, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office announced.
Anthony Williams, 36, has been charged with having sex with a minor.
He was on probation from Duval County, where Williams was convicted of sexual battery in 1994.
When a probation officer went to the house where Williams was living in Deltona, "she found Williams and the girl in bed together," the Sheriff's Office report states.
As a result, the Sheriff's Office was called in. Deputies went to the house and found a 17-year-old girl who is six or seven months pregnant.
The girl told investigators that Williams is the father of the unborn child. Williams said the same thing, Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said.
Oct. 16, the Sheriff's Office charged Williams with having sex with a minor, and also for failing to properly register as a sex offender. He's being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond.
Williams is no stranger to the Branch Jail: Jail records show a number of previous arrests, mostly in connection to drug possession. Williams was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor last year.
Another adult, 42-year-old Andrea Nanni of Deltona, was charged with child neglect in connection to this case. She knew Williams was a convicted sex offender, the Sheriff's Office said, and allowed the girl to live with Williams.
"Nanni, who wasn’t living with Williams and the girl, was also charged with a second count of child neglect for allowing a 12-year-old boy to spend the night with Williams," Davidson said.
Nanni's relationship to the girl isn't being released in order to protect the victim's identity, Davidson said.
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