BROOKSVILLE - A 25-year-old Weeki Wachee man was arrested Friday on charges of sexual battery on a child.
Ikaika Kaio had sex with the girl about 10 times between 2010 and 2012 when she was 11 and 12 years old, according to an arrest affidavit.
Kaio was babysitting the girl, who now lives in New Jersey with extended family, according to an arrest affidavit.
On Friday, Kaio admitted to detectives he was in love with the girl, and had sex with her on just one occasion.
Kaio was arrested on charges of sexual battery of a victim less than 12 years old and failure to appear on a driving with a suspended license charge. He was being held on no bail.
Court records show Kaio, of 7230 Bethesda Court, has been convicted of several felony charges in the past, including burglary, grand theft and principle to the cultivation of marijuana.