- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A new police report reveals 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. Lonzie is the son of his girlfriend.

Ebron’s ex-girlfriend says she went 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 Florida Times-Union (https://tinyurl.com/oxr9saf) reports the woman also told police that Ebron had also sexually battered her last November.

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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