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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A man has been arrested on a charge of sexual battery on a child.

Nelson Ross Summerall, 34, was arrested on Feb. 25 on a charge of sexual battery on a victim less than 12 years of age, according to Clay County Sheriff's Office inmate records.

He was transported from the Avon Park Correctional Institute to the Clay County.

The victim first told her mother about the abuse in July 2012 and the abuse was reported to law enforcement a few months later.

The victim told her mother that Summerall had forced her to touch his private parts and he had touched her private area, according to the arrest report.

The victim told her mother that Summerall said that if she told anyone about the incident, "he would hurt her."

Summerall had left Clay County and went to Orlando, which is why the victim felt comfortable telling her mother.

Summerall also has served time in prison in 2008 and 2009 for failing to comply with the public safety information act as a sex offender. He also has a sex offender registry entry from Tennessee.

John Harrell from the Florida Department of Children and Families said the agency investigated in summer 2012 and a warrant was placed for Summerall's arrest.

The victim will remain with the family and is being offered counseling by DCF, Harrell said.