SPRINGFIELD MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL BATTERYMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Apr 07 2021 12:15 PM
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced today the arrest of a Springfield man on charges of Sexual Battery of a Person Between 12 and 18 Years of Age While Armed with a Weapon, as well as a second count of Sexual Battery.
In March of 2021, information was received by a BCSO School Resource Deputy that a female student had been the victim of a sexual assault by Jason Jeter, age 19, which occurred when Jeter was 17 years old. BCSO Criminal Investigations Division opened an investigation and conducted interviews with the victim, as well as a witness to the incident. Investigation revealed that since the sexual battery, Jeter has been harassing the victim, causing further victimization of her. Witness interviews confirmed the victim’s account of what happened during one of the sexual battery incidents as well as the continued harassment by Jeter.
On April 5, 2021, Jeter was arrested and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) since the sexual battery occurred prior to him turning 18 years old.
This investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Cpl. Amy Burnette at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 850-747-4700.