The kidnapping and sexual battery of a child Monday afternoon has the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office asking for help in finding whoever did it.
Police said the juvenile victim was walking in the 2100 block of West 45th Street around 4 p.m. when the incident occurred. The girl’s attacker, described as a bald, light-skinned adult male with “rectangular-shaped” glasses and a dirty face, drove up in a dark-blue 4-door car, police said. As the suspect neared the girl, he threw a cellphone out of the car window, then got out. He forced the girl inside his car. Then he drove her to an unknown location in the city’s downtown, possibly near Florida State College of Jacksonville on West State Street, where she was released after being assaulted, police said.
Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500, or via email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (TIPS).