Jermaine Henderson, 39, of Miramar, Broward County, Florida, United States is 5’6″ tall. He weighs 220 pounds.
In 2019, Henderson was arrested for a misdemeanor and bonded out but he did not show up for his arraignment, forfeiting that bond. He also had two civil writs of arrest for being in arrears on child support.
At around 4:00 p.m. on April 11, 2022, a girl, 16, of Lauderhill, Broward County got off the school bus near the corner of Northwest 38th Avenue and Sixth Street in Lauderhill. She was walking alone down the street and heading home when a 2008 white Ford F-250 pickup truck pulled into a driveway in front of her.
It was Henderson who was driving the truck, which was owned by his male friend from Plantation, Broward County. Wearing an orange construction shirt, khaki pants and work boots, Henderson stopped the Lauderhill girl and talked to her.
According to the girl, Henderson showered her with compliments, coaxed her into approaching his truck, put a box cutter to her throat, walked her to the truck’s front passenger side door, opened the door to conceal them from passers-by and raped her. Henderson’s friend from Plantation, who owns the truck, appeared on a Plantation police department report from April 12, 2022.
The Plantation man had gone with Henderson to USA Tires International to complain about work done on the truck and the disagreement got so heated that police had to be called. It was Henderson who brought the truck in for work.
After being allegedly raped by Henderson, the Lauderhill girl was transported by her mother to HCA Westside Hospital in Plantation for treatment. They later met with police officers from Plantation and Lauderhill and had examination and a rape kit at the Sexual Assault Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County.
On April 13, 2022, detectives went door-to-door in the neighborhood in Lauderhill where Henderson allegedly raped the Lauderhill girl. On April 14, 2022, a female resident emailed police that her surveillance video recorded the truck Henderson was driving when he encountered the Lauderhill girl.
On April 19, 2022, Henderson was arrested in Hollywood, Broward County, booked into the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale and charged with two counts of sexual assault with a weapon, sexual battery on a victim over 12 years old. On April 20, 2022, he was in court where the judge ordered him held without bond.