SAINT JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- William Dillow, a 27-year-old, is facing capital sexual battery charges and will be staying in the St. Johns County Jail. Wednesday morning, a judge denied him bond during his first appearance.
Dillow was clearly nervous. He had to leave the room after deputies said he felt sick.
When the judge announced he was being charged with sexual assault on a victim under 12, other inmates in the room groaned in disgust.
Dillow was arrested after the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office swarmed his home.
Action News learned the two young girls spoke out about the alleged abuse.
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said the alleged abuse went on for six months.
The victims told leaders at an undisclosed school in Flagler County what happened.
The Department of Children and Families was notified. That's when the Sheriff's Office arrested Dillow.
A public defender was appointed for Dillow.
Rhonda Wilkerson was also arrested. The judge told Dillow he is not allowed to have any contact with her.
Wilkerson was not in court in Flagler County today, but did a video call for her first appearance.
She is being held without bond.
We've learned Dillow will be transported to St. Johns County in a few days.
A public defender was appointed for Wilkerson.
In Wilkerson's first appearance, she asked to call her mother.