Sex offender arrested after teen found at home

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By The Staff

Jakarr Tavaris White, of Cross City, a registered sex offender serving a five-year probation for sexual battery on a person under age 15, was arrested again on Friday, May 31, after the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office located a 13-year-old runaway juvenile from Levy County at his home. 

He was charged with sexual battery and violation of probation in this latest incident. The latest arrest came just days after he was released from jail after serving 10 days on a charge of violating probation.

The Levy County Sheriff's Office contacted the Dixie County Sheriff's Office after learning the teen  might be in Dixie County in White's company.

After an investigation at White's home, the juvenile was transported to a medical facility in Gainesville for treatment and evaluation.

White was sentenced to five years in 2011. A second charge of fondling a child was nolle pros. 

White is due in Levy County criminal court on June 6 to answer the violation of probation charge. He was released on the earlier probation violation on May 23. 

He is being held in the Dixie County Jail with no bond.