• Man charged with incest, 2 others arrested for illegal sex acts in Bradford County

    By: Brittney Donovan , Action News Jax

    Updated:

    A man was charged with incest and his girlfriend and neighbor were arrested for sex crimes in Bradford County.

    Deputies were notified of a possible sexual battery case by the Department of Children and Families on Jan. 24.

    Henry Rush, a convicted sex offender, was initially arrested for failure to his change address.


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    Further investigation led detectives to obtain a search warrant for Rush's home at Lost Valley Campground in Starke.

    Deputies learned Rush’s girlfriend, Amanda Wert, had paid their neighbor, registered sexual predator James Mort, to destroy computer evidence.

    Mort admitted he destroyed computer evidence after Wert asked him to.

    The computer allegedly contained child pornography and other criminal evidence.

    Mort also confessed to committing illegal sexual acts with Rush and Wert.


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    Rush faces charges including four counts of incest, sexual battery by custodian, victim over 12 years of age under 18 years of age, sexual battery involving multiple perpetrators, and tampering with evidence involving a felony proceeding. 

    Wert is charged with inducing a child less than 18 years of age to engage in a sexual performance, child neglect and tampering with evidence involving a felony proceeding.

    Mort faces charges including four counts of sexual battery on persons under 18 years of age by person over the age of 24, tampering with evidence involving a felony proceeding and sexual battery involving multiple perpetrators. 

    “Three monsters have been caged," Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith said. "One of which has already been identified as a sexual predator while the other two will hopefully be labeled as predators upon conviction.”

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