Deputies: Man traded drugs for sex with girl

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St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of John Clark Jr.

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A 48-year-old St. Johns County man was arrested Friday on charges of sexual battery on a victim between the ages of 12-17, four counts of incest, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

John Clark Jr. was arrested following a week-long investigation by detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation began after the female victim disclosed information during a counseling session of alleged acts with Clark that occurred from 2009 through this year, deputies said.

Investigators said Clark is alleged to have given the girl drugs in exchange for sex.

He was brought in for questioning Friday, then booked into the St. Johns County jail with bonds totaling more than $700,000.

Deputies said their investigation is ongoing.

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