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Pinellas County, Florida -- A man has been arrested for performing sexual battery on an 8-year-old girl and his wife has been arrested for knowing about the abuse, and not reporting on it.

Deputies were alerted to the abuse after the 8-year-old victim disclosed that the suspect sexually battered her on multiple occasions over the past two years.

Deputies met with the suspect, 29-year-old James P. Millard, who admitted to sexually abusing the victim on two occasions. Deputies also met with Millard's wife, 31-year-old Jennifer Millard, who said she was aware of the abuse and failed to act.

James was arrested for two counts of sexual battery and Jennifer was arrested for one count of child neglect.

Both James Millard and Jennifer Millard were transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

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