ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who violently forced himself on two women before robbing them is now locked up in Orange County, according to deputies.
Jamall Rasheem Brown, 24, was booked into the Orange County jail Thursday, more than two months after the first alleged attack, on charges of aggravated battery, petit theft, robbery, sexual battery, robbery with a firearm, kidnapping with a firearm, false imprisonment and sexual battery with a firearm. A judge on Friday ruled that Brown should be held without bond.
Deputies began their investigation on Nov. 29. Investigators said the first victim, a 26-year-old from Tampa, told detectives she had met Brown on a social media app called Tagged. The woman said she had agreed to travel to Orlando to meet Brown for sex in exchange for money, records show.
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After picking up Brown, the woman told deputies they went to a park in the area of Mercy Drive. This is when Brown became violent, according to deputies, hitting the woman in the head and face, preventing her from leaving the vehicle and demanding money.
The victim said Brown took her phone when she said she did not have any cash and tried to use the device to send himself money using Cash App, records show. Deputies said Brown then forced the woman into the back seat and forced himself on her.
The woman said she was able to escape after that and Brown ran off, throwing the victim’s phone as went. Investigators said the victim was able to identify Brown out of a photo lineup.
The second attack happened on Dec. 30, according to the affidavit for an arrest warrant.
Again, the victim, a 23-year-old woman, told deputies she met Brown online and agreed to meet for a sexual encounter.
Investigators said Brown and the victim went to a location along Bayshore Drive where they began having consensual sex; however, Brown eventually became violent and pointed at the victim, according to the affidavit.
“You’re going to do this with me or you’re going to pay me,” Brown said during the attack, records show.
As the attack continued, Brown demanded money from the victim and took $200 from her purse, deputies said. Brown then forced the victim to drive him to the area of Westmoreland Drive and West Colonial Drive where he got out of the vehicle and took off, records show.
Deputies said they were able to recover DNA evidence from the second attack, linking Brown to the attack.
Deputies have not released details of Brown’s arrest.