Swedish man travels to Florida to meet underage girl, police say

Suspect accused of admitting to having sex with victim

Authorities say a 44-year-old man flew from Sweden to Florida to meet an underage girl for sex.

PALM BAY, Fla. – A 44-year-old Swedish man flew overseas to meet and have sex with an underage Florida girl, according to the Palm Bay Police Department.

Police said a concerned witness at a Comfort Suites alerted authorities that a guest, Joaquin Rustan Nabi Olsson, appeared to be romantically involved with the child. When police interviewed Olsson on Saturday, they said he admitting to having sex with the girl four times the day before.

Olsson told detectives he met the girl online and spoke with her through Instagram, text messaging and FaceTime before flying from Sweden to Florida in March, according to the report. Police said the two hung out at malls and in Olsson's hotel room during that visit but did not have sex.

Olsson flew back to Florida in May to meet with the girl again and has remained in the country since then, according to the affidavit. He knew the girl's age and that it was against the law to have a sexual relationship with her, but he decided to risk it because the two were in love, the report said.

Police said used condoms and stained towels were found in the hotel room.

When the victim was questioned, she said she was not threatened or forced to have sex with the suspect, according to authorities.

Olsson was arrested on charges of traveling to meet a minor using a computer device and lewd and lascivious battery.

On Monday, a Brevard County judge denied Olsson bond during his first court appearance.

"I'm concerned about your residence. I'm concerned about the allegations," Judge Kelly Ingram said. 

Under the terms of his no-bond status, Olsson is to have no contact with the victim or her family.

Police said the girl's legal guardian is her aunt and that family member had no knowledge of the relationship.

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James joined News 6 in March 2016 as the Brevard County Reporter. His arrival was the realization of a three-year effort to return to the state where his career began. James is from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.