Former umpire arrested on sex charges

Posted by Sheli Muniz -email

ORLANDO(WFLX)--- A former Sebastian umpire and current U.S. Army reservist has been arrested for being sexually involved with a former little league player.

35-year-old Jason Ulysses Willis was arrested when he returned to Orlando from his U.S. Army deployment in Wisconsin.

He has been booked into the Orange County Jail for two counts of lewd and lascivious battery.

According to reports, Willis met the 13 year old victim when he worked as an umpire at the Sebastian Little League/Barber Street Sports Complex approximately two years ago.

Willis and the victim began to text message each other in January and progressively became increasingly sexual. They later met on May 14th where he drove the softball player to a secluded location behind the North County Park. The victim's father reported her missing and believed she was with Willis based off of text messages.

Willis' arrest was coordinated with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division and the Orange County Fugitive Task Force.

Willis is being held in the Orange County Jail on $100,000 bond.