CCSO: Man lures another teen, impregnates her

Posted at 11:04 AM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 11:50:55-04

A 21-year-old man accused of lewd and lascivious battery on two teen runaways, is now accused of luring and then impregnating a third teen.

Jesse Laramee Jr., 21, of 6648 W. Pelican Lane in Homosassa, is now facing multiple charges including lewd and lascivious battery and felony battery by strangulation.

According to deputies, Laramee impregnated the 14-year-old while he was out on bond back in December.

A judge revoked Laramee's bond in March.

Deputies say the teen met Laramee at a skate park in Beverly Hills and began exchanging messages with the girl on Facebook.

On December 24, Laramee picked the teen up from her friend's house, drove to Lemon Street in Beverly Hills, parked his car and had sex with the teen, an arrest affidavit states.

Deputies were alerted to the pregnancy when the teen showed up at an area care center seeking prenatal care.

According to the teen, Laramee is the only person she had sexual intercourse with.  Deputies say messages show Laramee asked the teen to engage in sexual intercourse several more times but refused.

Deputies are now looking into whether there are more underage victims.


Citrus County deputies say on February 13, they interviewed a 15-year-old girl who claims Laramee Jr. picked her up at her home on February 12 and then drove to a home in Floral City and smoked marijuana with the suspect and a few other friends.

The teen told authorities Laramee Jr. then took her out to his car and raped her despite her pleading with him to stop.

Laramee Jr. then put his hands around the teen's neck and began strangling her during the rape, deputies say.

According to the teen, she was so afraid she did not tell anyone about the incident that night.

The teen was reported as a runaway on February 12 by her grandmother.  She disclosed the alleged rape when deputies located on February 14.

Deputies say Laramee Jr. denied being with and knowing the teen.

Laramee Jr. is currently out on bond for lewd and lascivious battery, which is a separate incident that allegedly took place on January 27.

He is also out on bond for a another lewd and lascivious battery which allegedly occurred on August 19, 2015.

All of these alleged victims are described as runaways.  All are underage.


In less than two weeks, Citrus County deputies have arrested two men in unrelated cases who reportedly courted underage girls online, helped them to runaway from home and then persuaded the teen's to engage in sex acts with them.

Jesse Laramee Jr., 21, of 6648 W. Pelican Lane in Homosassa, was arrested Jan. 28 and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious battery.

Citrus County deputies say he courted a 15-year-old girl online and struck up a relationship almost a year ago.

Laramee Jr. reportedly messaged the girl on Facebook and then began dating the teen despite knowing her age.

An arrest report states that Laramee Jr. persuaded the teen to runaway from home and on one occasion ditch school.

Deputies said Jan. 26 the victim skipped school, messaged Laramee Jr. via her cellphone and he picked her up and took her back to his home. Once there, deputies say Laramee Jr. and the teen engaged in sex acts. After, Laramee Jr. dropped the teen back off at school and she took the school bus home, deputies explained.

The next day, the teen left her home and Laramee Jr. again picked her up. That is when the teen's father noticed she was missing and filed a report.

According to deputies, Laramee Jr. brought the teen to his home and they once again engaged in sex acts.

An arrest affidavit shows that during questioning, the teen told authorities she also engaged with sex acts with Laramee Jr. in his car on Jan. 1.

Deputies arrested Laramee Jr. during a traffic stop Jan. 28. According to Laramee Jr., he told authorities he first met the teen Jan. 27 when she showed up at his house. He claims the teen slept in his room until deputies found her there and woke her up. 

Laramee Jr. denied having any sexual contact with the teen.

"I don't go around trying to sleep with little girls, that's not what I do," said Laramee Jr.

He claims the teen lied to him about her age and he did not have knowledge she was 15 years old.

"Honestly, do you think I deserve to be a sex offender for the rest of my life? Have to register for the rest of my life because I had sex with a 15-year-old girl that lied to me and wanted to have sex? Do you guys honestly think I should be a sex offender for the rest of my life?" Laramee asked.

Investigators on the case say Laramee Jr. admitted he knew the girl's real age.

"Knowledge of age is not a defense," said Detective Anthony Ricci with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit.

Ricci told ABC Action News Laramee Jr. was out on bond for a similar offense involving a different underage girl he met online when arrested on this latest case.

His mother still feels her son is the victim.

"I think it is time for us to start looking at the girls because there are too many young boys, 20, 21, 19, that are getting this bum rap," said Licia Holt.  "You should see some of the pictures, I mean wow!"

Laramee Jr. is out on $30,000 bond.