Police Briefs 8/19/21

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 8/18/21

CCSO: Man admits to having, recording, child pornographyMIDDLEBURG – A man who was threatening suicide was arrested on Aug. 14 after admitting he videotaped a 13-year-old child as she exited …

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Police Briefs 8/19/21

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CCSO: Man admits to having, recording, child pornography
MIDDLEBURG – A man who was threatening suicide was arrested on Aug. 14 after admitting he videotaped a 13-year-old child as she exited the shower, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.
Harold Clare Potter, 48, of Middleburg was charged with voyeurism of a child, as well as 10 counts of possessing pictures or videos of children having sex.
According to the five-page arrest report, deputies were called to a home on Saunders Drive after Potter told family members he molested a girl on June 1 and was going to hurt himself. He told a family member he was “a victim of sexual abuse when he was a child” and he told her he was a “nasty dirty person.”
The video of the girl was taken when he put his cellphone camera under the door, according to the arrest report. He told the family the video had been erased, but he told a CCSO deputy his cellphone also contained child pornography. A subsequent search of his cellphone led to the discovery of other videos or photographs of young girls primarily in the bathtub.
Potter was placed in the Clay County Jail with a $150,033 bond.

Orange Park man charged with molesting 11-year-old girl
ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park man’s bond was set at $250,003 after to admitted to inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl in a “lustful” manner a year ago.
Rafael Delgado Soto, 50, was charged with molestation of a child 12 or younger after the girl told her mother of Soto’s unwanted advance while she slept, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Man arrested for string of 2018 car burglaries on Fleming Island
FLEMING ISLAND – A Jacksonville man was arrested Aug. 13 following a string of car robberies on Fleming Island in 2018.

Ja’Wan Imir Williams, 24, was charged with three counts of grand theft auto and eight counts of burglary after three cars were stolen and others were broken into on the night of May 21, 2018, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Williams’ bond was set at $82,533.