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St. Johns County inmate facing 3 charges of capital sexual battery

Daniel Delany, 53, already serving time on charge of unlawful sex with minor

Booking photo of Daniel Delany
Booking photo of Daniel Delany

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A St. Johns County inmate is now facing three charges of capital sexual battery, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. 

Deputies said the felony charges are being brought against Daniel Delany, 53, who is currently serving time on a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

The new charges were added after the victim told a counselor about sexual abuse, detectives said. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, the investigation by Special Victims Unit detectives revealed Delany had sexually battered the victim on at least three occasions when the victim was younger than 12 years old. 

Detectives then questioned Delany and arrested him at the jail for the three capitol felony charges. 

Delany was arrested earlier this year on a charge of interference with custody after detective said he picked up a teenage runaway in the Orlando area. The investigation led to the additional charged and conviction of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, and Delany was sentenced to 364 days in the county jail, followed by five years of sex offender probation.

Delany is currently serving that sentence. He's now being held on $1.5 million bond.