Who is Joaquin Nabi Olsson? Swedish actor, 46, flew to Florida to have sex with girl, 15, and called her 'wife'
The Swede was sentenced for using social media to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity
The U.S Attorney's office, Middle District of Florida released a statement on Wednesday, March 31, about a Swedish actor being sentenced to prison for pursuing a minor on the internet for sexual activity. Joaquin Nabi Olsson was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison by U.S District Judge Wendy W. Berger.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, and the Palm Bay Police Department. It was prosecuted by the Assistant United States Attorney Emily C.L. Chang.
Who is Joaquin Nabi Olsson?
Joaquin's movie credits don't account for much but he has acted in two series 'Detective Inspector Irene Huss' and 'Farang'. His Instagram bio reveals that before being arrested, he was an actor at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden. He spent close to a year in custody after being arrested on July 20, 2019; he only pleaded guilty for his crimes on July 14, 2020. Along with being sentenced to 15 years in prison, Joaquin was also ordered to serve a 5-year term of supervised release and was ordered to register as a sex offender.
Court documents state that the Swede met the child victim online in mid-2018 when she was around 14 or 15 years old. He engaged in frequent conversation with the girl through various online platforms for months and it was during this time he assumed the role of a rescuer after learning about her challenging home life.
Over time, Olsson revealed his sexual interest in the child victim and engaged her romantically, first through their online communications. During this period he had also called her "wife" and expressed his intention to move to Florida to marry her. Then in March 2019, he traveled to the United States from Sweden to visit her for two weeks, and during this time they engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In May 2019, he returned to the US to have sex with the child victim yet again, and two months later, he was arrested after being found in her company at a Brevard County hotel.
“This child predator thought he could use international borders to abuse children and avoid law enforcement detection,” a statement by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Pezzutti read in the press release issued. “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," his statement continued.
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.