June 14, 2019
State of Florida v. Jacob DeLeon
Sexual Battery on a Child x 3
DeLand Man, 40, Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison Followed by Lifetime Probation for Raping Child
DELAND – Jacob DeLeon, 40, of DeLand, was sentenced today, June 14, 2019, to 30 years in a state prison facility following a plea to 3 counts of Sexual Battery on a Child. After his release from prison, DeLeon will face a lifetime of sexual-predator probation and be designated a sexual predator. Today’s plea spared the child-Victim from having to go through a traumatic trial process. DeLeon had been set for trial Monday, June 17, but pled today in lieu of going to trial.
DeLeon repeatedly raped a child over a four-year period. DeLeon’s prior criminal history included an out of state conviction for abusing a child more than 10 years ago.
Assistant State Attorney Megan Upchurch prosecuted the case. Circuit Judge James R. Clayton presided over the case and pronounced sentence.
For further information contact:
Spencer Stratton Hathaway
Managing Assistant State Attorney / Public Information Officer
Daytona Misdemeanor Division
Office of State Attorney R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
386-239-7710 x 14768
386-562-7140 - cell