Man arrested for groping pregnant woman in Lehigh Acres

Suspect entered a home through the window
Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 18:27:17-05

UPDATE -- Police have arrested the man responsible for breaking into a Lehigh home and groping an eight month pregnant woman.

Jerrion Gustave, 21, was taken into custody by Lee County detectives after receiving a tip on his identity.

Gustave has a criminal history with his first felony for burglary and theft at the age of 14.

He will face charges of burglary and battery of a pregnant victim.


Authorities are looking for help identifying a man they say crawled in through a bedroom window and acted inappropriately with a pregnant woman.

The incident happened last weekend around 6:40 a.m.

According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, a man identified only as "Jamal" crawled into a bedroom via a window and woke the pregnant victim, saying he was looking for her sister.

The victim said the sister was not home, and repeatedly told Jamal to leave.  Instead, he approached the victim, pulled up her shirt and began to kiss her stomach and grab body parts.

"The sister doesn't know who he is, the family doesn't know who he is," says Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. "He was terrorizing this pregnant woman, he even offered to pay her to not call the police on him."

In fear for her life, the victim left the room and went to her mother’s bedroom.  That's when the mother grabbed her concealed carry firearm and approached “Jamal” and instructed him to leave the house.  When he refused, she pulled out her firearm from behind her back and escorted him to the front door.

Surveillance cameras outside the house captured images of “Jamal.”  Now, detectives need the public’s help identifying who he is.

"This is very unusual," Routte said. "This guy is definitely got something wrong with him and that's why we need to find him before he does this to another person."

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of “Jamal” is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips app.