Suspect in rapes, armed robberies at Mariposa Elementary playground in Port St. Lucie arrested

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A judge has called the man accused of raping and robbing several teenagers in Port St. Lucie an 'extreme danger' to the community.

Jimmie Ernest Glover, 26, made his first appearance in court Friday morning in St. Lucie County.

Glover is suspected of the armed robbery and sexual assault of several teens in the playground of Mariposa Elementary School in Port St. Lucie on Jan. 26, according to Master Sgt. Frank Sabol, spokesman for Port St. Lucie Police Department.

Glover was arrested on Thursday by members of the U.S. Federal Marshals’ Regional Task Force and Port St. Lucie police detectives, Sabol said.

Sabol said that DNA evidence from the scene confirmed that Glover was the man responsible for the violent attack at the playground.

Glover faces seven counts of false imprisonment, seven counts of robbery with a firearm, seven counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated battery and two counts of sexual battery.

Citing his long arrest record the judge denied bond for Glover.

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