A Jacksonville man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for his conviction of sexual battery.

According to the State Attorney's Office, a 12-year-old girl disclosed a history of sexual abuse that had occurred between her and Julian Belizaire, 36.

An investigation found that Belizaire had forced the girl to have sex with him.

Belizaire's sentence with be served consecutively with a 25-year sentence he is already serving on a prior conviction of aggravated child abuse.