- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A woman told police the man who reported a Jacksonville toddler missing allegedly raped her a month before the boy disappeared.

William Ruben Ebron Jr. reported 21-month-old Lonzie Barton missing July 24 prompting a massive search across the city. He is being held on two counts of child neglect in Lonzie’s disappearance. On Friday, The Florida Times-Union (https://tinyurl.com/oxr9saf) reports charged him with giving false information to police.

According to a new police report, Ebron’s ex-girlfriend says she she’d gone over to Ebron’s home after work and that he raped her. She said she yelled and cried, but he told her to stop. She also said five children were home at the time of the alleged rape.

The ex-girlfriend said in the police report that Ebron had also sexually battered her last November.

The Associated Press is not naming the woman because she is an alleged victim of sexual abuse.

Jacksonville police say Ebron has been uncooperative and they are investigating the boy’s disappearance as a homicide.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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