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Jerry Ameris forces girl to have sex with him at church, police say

Miami man faces charge of sexual battery on minor

Jerry Ameris is accused of forcing a 9-year-old girl to have sex with him at a church.
Jerry Ameris is accused of forcing a 9-year-old girl to have sex with him at a church.

MIAMI – A Miami man was arrested after he forced a 9-year-old girl to have sex with him at a church, police said.

Jerry Ameris, 31, faces one count of sexual battery on a minor.

According to a Miami-Dade police report, the girl told police that she walked into the youth ministry area at the church when Ameris removed her panties and forced her to have sex with him.

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The report said Ameris cleaned the table and told the girl not to tell anyone or he would give her a "cale."

Ameris later admitted that he asked the girl to show him her private parts, the report said. Ameris also said he exposed his penis to her and ejaculated on the floor, the report said.

The address listed on the police report is 175 NW 128th St. A search of that address shows it is the Horeb French Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Local 10 News has contacted the church seeking comment.

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