OCALA - A 21-year-old registered sex offender on probation for a sexual offense was arrested by an Ocala Police Department officer on Wednesday for being out with a teenage girl.
One of the provisions for Jesse Shellard's probation states that he should not have any unsupervised visitation with a minor.
Shellard was seen with a 17-year-old girl at a restaurant. The girl’s mother told the officer her daughter had met a guy, later identified as Shellard, on Instagram. After the girl went out with Shellard, the mother said she found Shellard on the police department’s website as a registered sex offender.
According to state records, Shellard was sentenced in February for four counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor and was given 20 years probation.
- Austin L. Miller