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Jacksonville Police Seek Help IDing Westside Sexual Battery Suspect

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Jacksonville police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of sexually battery on a teenage girl late on the night of Sat., June 24.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the victim was walking in the 2000 block of Hyde Park Road on the Westside when she was pulled into an apartment complex laundry room and assaulted.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male 15-to-20 years old with brown eyes, brown hair and a heart tattoo on his upper arm.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or email To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000 contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. 

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP