January 26, 2017

Man arrested for sexual battery attempt, false imprisonment

A 42 year old Key Largo man was arrested today, accused of attempting to rape a co-worker while holding her against her will and choking her.

The incident took place in the early morning hours in the vicinity of employee housing at the Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo. Deputies and detectives responded to investigate at 3:20 a.m.

The female victim told investigators she and Jeremiah Kielman went to his room to get some cigarettes. Once in the room, she says he threw her on the bed, held her down, choked her and attempted to rape her.

The victim managed to fight him off and escaped from the room, reporting the incident to her boyfriend, and then to Ocean Reef Public Safety. Ocean Reef Public Safety officers in turn called the Sheriff’s Office.


After an investigation by Major Crimes detectives, Kielman was arrested. He was charged with attempted sexual battery, aggravated battery and false imprisonment. He was booked into jail.

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