Joy L. McCall was arrested earlier this week after the 35-year-old was charged with having sex with a 12-year-old son of a family friend.
The victim’s mother called the Ocala Police Department to report she believed her son was in a sexual relationship with one of her friends. Her son supposedly told a friend at church about having a sexual relationship with McCall, and that boy
cock-blocked told his mother, who then contacted the victim’s mother to relay what she’d been told.
After learning of the possible relationship, the victim’s mother conducted her own investigation and found some disturbing text messages between McCall and her son that seemed to confirm the two had sex on multiple occasions. “She was able to see through the different text messaging that had occurred between McCall and the juvenile. And determine the dates that the incidents had occurred,’ said Sergeant Angy Scroble.
When police interviewed the boy, he confirmed his mother’s suspicions and told them he’d had sex with “Ms. Joy” on three occasions. The first was in January after he began receiving Facebook messages from McCall that “continued getting more heated.” After sending him pictures of herself in her underwear, she texted him to meet her at the Paddock Mall.
He did, and the two had sex in the backseat of McCall’s car. Five days later, she picked him up while he was riding his bicycle and the two had sex in some secluded woods. They met again in February and had sex in the same wooded area.
McCall, who has children the same age as the victim, was interviewed by police and admitted she’d had sex with the boy. Joy L. McCall was arrested and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious battery. On Tuesday, Judge Jim McCune set McCall’s bond at $45,000.
McCall is currently on suicide watch at the Marion County Jail.