Arrest made in Hollywood sexual assault case

 
 
Freddie Lee Gardner
Freddie Lee Gardner
Broward Sheriff’s Office

Miami Herald Staff

Hollywood police arrested a man Thursday in connection with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

Freddie Lee Gardner, 24, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of kidnapping.

Gardner was arrested at his home, 1524 N. 22nd Ave., around 7:30 p.m., according to an arrest report.

In recent days, police had put out fliers around the neighborhood with a sketch of the suspect.

Police said the teen was walking south from a bus stop near South 24th Avenue and Jackson Street on Saturday when a man forced her into a van, took her to the 2700 block of Pierce Street and raped her.

Read more Broward stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category