Port Richey, Florida -- A Port Richey man has been charged with sexually battering a young girl for close to 4 years.
Authorities say the 15-year-old told police John Edward Horan, III began molesting her when she was 7 years old and then started having sex with her monthly from the time she was 11 years old until he moved away to Tallahassee in September 2011.
On March 8, the girl was examined by the child protective team's medical staff and the examination revealed physical trauma that supported the abuse.
Police arrested John Horan, III, on May 18 and during an interview with detectives he denied the allegations.
Horan, 37, is being charged with Sexual Battery.