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Army Master Sergeant accused of sexual battery with a minor
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ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- An Army Master Sergeant has been arrested and charged with sexual battery with a juvenile, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Reginald Laverne Richardson, 39, who works in the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in Jacksonville, allegedly had sex with a local high school student three to four times since the family moved to Florida, the report says.

The victim reported the incidents to the School Resource Officer who informed the school's Assistant Principal that the victim would tell Richardson no, but he would allegedly "continue to ask, so she would have sex with him so he would leave her alone."

According to the victim, she moved to Florida with her family and Richardson continued to have sex with the victim.

Official reports states that the victim had sex with Richardson in March, June and July. 

Cynthia Rivers-Womack, Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion, issued this statement:

"The Jacksonville Recruiting Battalion acknowledges that MSG Reginald Richardson is a member of the Jacksonville Battalion as a recruiter trainer. In this capacity he has no contact with students or potential Future Soldiers. His arrest is a civil matter and still under investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office."

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