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Macclenny man arrested for child molestation

MACCLENNY, Fla. — Billie Jo Irish, of Macclenny, is under arrest after officials say he molested a child younger than 12.

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The Baker County Sheriff’s Office announced the 61-year-old’s arrest Wednesday on Facebook.

A weeks-long investigation started after a school employee reported the alleged abuse after the victim told her, according to officials.

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Detectives determined Irish has a history of physically and sexually abusing children.

They are continuing their investigation into past offenses, and Irish potentially faces additional charges.

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Chase Berger

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Chase Berger is an Associate Producer for Action News Jax.