Ocala man behind bars on charge of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

Jesse Holden Otero

An Ocala man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.

Major Crimes detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office took 32-year-old Jesse Holden Otero into custody and charged him with sexual battery on a victim under 12 years of age. He is being held on bond and is due in court Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charge.

The girl told her mother that Otero, who was watching her and her siblings at his apartment while their mother was at the courthouse, had given her a bath and touched her in a sexual manner. He was brought in for an interview in reference to the allegation and stated that he has “frequent urges that he has never acted on until today” a sheriff’s office report states.

Detectives believe there is a possibility Otero may have other victims. Anyone who might be a victim or know of one is asked contact Detective Jessica Galler at (352) 368-3535.