JSO arrested man who allegedly sexually battered teen

JSO was looking for the man after the teen reported the incident from Saturday night. He was arrested the next day.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested the man that a 13-year-old girl said pulled her into a wooded area by her shirt and sexually battered her.

According to the press release, the incident occurred in the 5900 block of 105th St. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The girl was sitting by the wooded area when Bjorn Soyland, 39, grabbed her from behind and forcefully abducted her.

On Sunday, a witness saw a man matching the suspect's description near the wooded area where the incident occurred and called police. Police were able to positively identify the man as the assailant. 

Linda Luca has lived in the neighborhood for 12 years. She said when she heard the news, it made her sick. 

"It’s a scary time we live in I really feel like It doesn’t matter where you are. I have three children that are grown I have three grandchildren I walk with almost on a weekly basis,” She said.

Anyone who knows anything about this incident or the suspect in question, please contact police at 904-630-0500 or email at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. You can also remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.

 

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