TAMARAC (CBSMiami) – A young Broward boy, simply taking out the trash, was molested by a bike-riding stranger, according to BSO detectives.
BSO is crediting the boy for immediately telling his parents and is urging others to come forward if they think they have been victimized as well.
“This is a brave young man who immediately went to his parents to tell them what happened,” said BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion. “By doing this we were able to apprehend him and prevent him from doing this to someone else.”
The suspect’s brother, who did not want to show his face and identified himself as Quincy, told D’Oench, “I know my brother wouldn’t do something like that. He was working so when would he find time to do something like that. My brother is not like that. He likes females. This doesn’t add up. My brother is a good person.”
Jason Olreidge, 22, was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious conduct on a child.
He was ordered held without bond on that count and held on $35,000 on a secnd count of lewd and lascivious behavior by a person 18 years or older after a court appearance. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and not come within 500 feet of him or a school.
According to the police complaint affidavit, the 11-year-old boy was throwing garbage out in his apartment complex dumpster on August 8th when a man on a bike rode up to him and identified himself as “J.”
The boy told police “J” asked him if he was looking for a boyfriend and then “J” grabbed him by the upper arm and placed his hand inside his pants and rubbed his “private part.”
“J” asked him if he wanted “oral sex” but the child said “No,” pulled away and headed back to his apartment. However, the report states, “J” followed him, grabbed him and kissed him on the lips, nose and cheek without his consent.
The boy pushed him away, went inside his apartment and told his mother.
The boy told police he’s seen “J” in the area before but has never talked to him.
A short time later, Jason Olreidge was detained near his workplace at 5305 N State Road 7.
“We were able to find the suspect because he was known to frequent the area on his bicycle and the victim identified him as the person who touched him inappropriately,” said Concepcion. “This boy did nothing wrong here. You wouldn’t want someone to be preying on someone so close to home.”
She added, “Parents should be aware that they can’t let their children get out of site even if feels like a comfortable distance. You never know who’s out there preying on them.”
Olreidge told police he’d been at work all day and did not speak to any kids that day.
However, his boss told police that Olreidge left the store on State Road 7 near Treehouse Lane for about 25 minutes and didn’t know where he went.
In addition, his brother told police he saw the boy throwing out the garbage and moments later, saw Olreidge riding his bike in the apartment complex.
Olreidge remains in jail.
A close friend, Jared Gipson, said he too cannot believe the charges.
“It’s outrageous,” he said. “I don’t think he did that. I just saw the 11-year-old child prior to the incident. Jason is always friendly and no trouble at all and is a good worker. These charges are over the top.”
Concepcion said it’s no known if this an isolated case or if there are other victims.
“It’s pretty brazen because this happened in public,” said Concepcion. “If there are other victims we want them to come forward.”
She said anyone who thinks they may have been victimized or knows about other victims should call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-tips (8477).