Miami Biochemist Accused of Drugging and Raping Women at His South Beach Condo
Miami biochemist Jeremy Bittner, 41, of South Beach, is in the Dade County Jail accused of drugging and raping women at his luxury South Beach condo.
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Three different women allege that between October 2022 and February 2023, Bittner allegedly raped two of the women and attempted to rape a third at his condo at The Waverly South Beach on West Boulevard, according to WSVN.
‘The way I would categorize him is is an individual who victimized at least three women. He has caused pain and suffering that will last for the remainder of their life, I’m sure,’ He is a dangerous man who’s been taken off of our streets,’ ‘Thankfully, these women were brave enough to come forward…ultimately our goal is to ensure that this man stays behind bars.’ said Miami Beach Police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez.
The Miami Beach Police believe there may still be other women out there who were victims of Bittner’s behavior and are encouraging them to come forward.
One victim told investigators she had been sexually battered by Bittner on January 30, 2022, according to the arrest affidavit.
The woman said she’d met Bittner in April or May of 2020 and considered him a friend as she believed him to be married then.
He later told her that he and his wife had separated. After that, when they were hanging out, he attempted sex with her, and she refused his advances.
On the day of the alleged incident, Bittner asked the woman to come over and have a drink, but she said that when she arrived, he was smoking crack and snorting cocaine and proceeded to offer her ecstasy.
She said no to the drugs but drank a glass of wine. She said she began to feel drowsy, as though he had drugged her drink.
Bittner then allegedly sexually battered her as she tried to get him off.
‘Due to her altered state, believed to be the result of being drugged, she was unable to defend herself,’ reads the arrest report.
The woman was eventually able to fight Bittner off and left his condo.
Bittner admitted to detectives that there was sexual activity, but it was consensual, and denied drugging the victim.
The police report also includes a second alleged victim, a 25-year-old woman, who claims to have been sexually battered by Bittner in late October 2022.
The woman traveled to Miami Beach from Rome, Italy – where she lives – after searching for a place to rent in Florida and being contacted by Bittner, who offered her a room in his apartment for $1,500 per month. The woman told police that Bittner tricked her into coming to his condo.
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Jeremy Bittner, a Florida biochemist, is accused of drugging and raping two women and attempting to rape another in his Miami Beach condo called The Waverly.
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After arriving in Miami, Bittner picked her up at the airport and took her back to his place, where she saw a table in the living room covered with drugs.
The young woman said Bittner took cocaine and soon became physically violent.
He yanked her head and grabbed a gun, telling her to ‘go along with the program,’ according to the report.
Bittner then grabbed her by the neck and pushed her onto his couch, where he removed her clothing and sexually assaulted her.
The woman said she attempted to fight him off but was unsuccessful.
She eventually contacted an acquaintance who came to pick her up.
Bittner told detectives that the sex was also consensual.
“I’m very concerned for the safety of the community, and as such, the state is requesting a bond of $1 million,” prosecutor Nessa Eth said during a Tuesday court hearing for Bittner, according to WSVN.
Bittner has been charged with three counts of sexual battery with no signs of serious injury, three counts of false imprisonment, and four counts of drug possession, including methamphetamine, cocaine, and Adderall, according to Miami-Dade records.
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Bittner is being held without bond at The Turner Guilford Knight Corrections Center in Dade County.
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