Sailor stationed at Mayport charged with sexual battery

Jessica Wilkerson's arrest stems from an incident in February

By Tarik Minor - Anchor, I-TEAM reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A sailor posted at Naval Station Mayport is accused of committing a felony sex crime.

Jessica Wilkerson, 24, whose Facebook profile describes her as an aviation mechanic for the Navy, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Duval County jail on a charge of sexual battery, jail logs show.

The arrest stems from an alcohol-fueled incident that unfolded shortly before midnight Feb. 19 at the victim's apartment, according to a heavily redacted copy of Wilkerson’s arrest report. 

The victim told investigators she and Wilkerson were drinking when Wilkerson got upset about the death of a loved one. She said they were on the couch when the battery took place.

According to the report, the victim was able to crawl away at some point. "Do you know who I am?” she asked Wilkerson, thinking she might be mistaken.

Police noted there were numerous bruises on the victim, who refused medical treatment.

Wilkerson remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail. Court records show she’s scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 21 for an arraignment hearing.

There was no attorney listed for Wilkerson online.

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