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Suspect Arrested for Sex Charge Involving Juvenile
Osceola County, Florida – Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Jarrod Williams and charged him with 4 counts of Use of a Computer to Seduce/Solicit or Lure a Child, 3 counts of Transmission of Harmful Materials to a Minor by an Electronic Device and 5 counts of Sexual Performance by a Child.
The investigation began on April 22 when detectives received information from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California. Officials in Alameda told detectives they were conducting an investigation regarding allegations juveniles may be communicating inappropriately with an individual who resided in Osceola County. After further investigation, detectives identified Williams as a suspect and confirmed he was communicating via social media with at least three girls, ages 10-11 from Alameda, California. Williams would text message and talk in chat rooms with the victims. He pretended to be a 14-year old girl and coerced them to send him inappropriate photos of themselves. He used the photos on other websites to try and lure other young girls to send photos, too.
Today, detectives obtained a search warrant for his residence located at 1125 Mairi Court in Kissimmee. Williams was at the residence and agreed to speak with detectives. He cooperated with the investigating and, based on his statements, was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail. Detectives took into evidence various electronic devices and located numerous photos of underage victims. The investigation is on-going with additional charges pending.
- Jarrod Williams (DOB 9/23/93), 1125 Mairi Court, Kissimmee