Suspect Charged in 2016 Rape of Lifeguard at Virginia Pool

Alexandria Pool

Police arrested a man in the abduction and rape of a lifeguard at a pool in Alexandria, Virginia, in September 2016.

The woman told police an unknown man approached her while she was at work at a pool in the 200 block of South Pickett Street. He took out a gun and raped her, police said. The victim called for help after the suspect fled.

Jesse Bjerke, 37, of Arlington, is charged with rape, abduction, object penetration and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

He is being held without bond.

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