Key Largo man tries to rape co-worker while holding her against her will, deputies say

Victim says she went to his room to get cigarettes


KEY LARGO, Fla. – A Key Largo man was arrested Thursday after he tried to rape his co-worker whom he was holding against her will, authorities said.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said the incident was reported at 3:20 a.m. in the employee housing area of the Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo.

Herrin said the victim told deputies that she went to Jeremiah Kielman's room with him to get cigarettes, but he threw her on the bed, held her down, choked her and attempted to rape her.

Herrin said the woman was able to fight off Kielman and escape from the room.

The woman told her boyfriend about the incident and then reported it to Ocean Reef Public Safety.

Kielman was arrested on charges of attempted sexual battery, aggravated battery and false imprisonment.


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