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Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Swedish Actor Sentenced To More Than 15 Years For Enticing Florida Minor To Engage In Sexual Activity

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Wendy W. Berger today sentenced Joaquin Nabi Olsson (46, Stockholm, Sweden) to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for using the internet and social media to entice and persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity. Olsson was also ordered to serve a 5-year term of supervised release and was ordered to register as a sex offender. He was arrested on July 20, 2019, and has been detained since his arrest.

Olsson had pleaded guilty on July 14, 2020. 

According to court documents, Olsson, who was an actor in Sweden, met the child victim online in mid-2018, when she was 14 or 15 years old. For months, Olsson engaged in frequent communications with the victim through various online platforms. During those conversations, he learned about the challenges in the victim’s home life and assumed the role of a rescuer to help her through those challenges.

Eventually, Olsson revealed his sexual interest in the child victim, and engaged her romantically through their online communications, calling her his “wife” and expressing his intention to move to Florida to marry her. In March 2019, Olsson traveled from Sweden to the United States to visit the child for two weeks.  During that that visit, Olsson and the victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct together. Two months later, in May 2019, Olsson returned to the United States again to visit the victim and to have sex with her. He was arrested in July 2019, after being found together with the victim at a hotel in Brevard County.

“This child predator thought he could use international borders to abuse children and avoid law enforcement detection,” said Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Pezzutti. “Thanks to HSI special agents and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, he will now understand how seriously we take this crime in the United States.”

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Palm Bay Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily C. L. Chang.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated April 20, 2021