A 31-year-old Fernandina Beach man is in police custody after two girls said they were repeatedly molested several times over the past few years.
Jeremiah Donald Potter of North 14th Street was charged last week with four counts of capital sexual battery on a child younger than 12 and one of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child younger than 12.
The investigation began when a 13-year-old girl said she was molested when she was 11 and left in the care of the man, sometimes up to three times a day, police said. Many of the assaults occurred on a boat at the Fernandina Harbor Marina.
The second victim, now 11, told detectives she had been repeatedly molested by the man since she was 4.