The victim reported that at approximately 7:50pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014 he was walking along McCarty Drive between Newins-Ziegler Hall and the McCarty Hall parking lot. As he was walking, the suspect walked up behind him, grabbed him by the arm, and escorted him into the woods nearby. Once they entered the woods, the suspect sexually battered the victim and then fled the area on foot. The victim indicated that there was no weapon used during the incident.
The victim described the suspect as a white male, tan skin, 5’08” height, 150 pounds, with light brown hair. During the incident the suspect was wearing blue jeans and a “brownish/reddish” polo style shirt.
There is no indication at this time that this incident is related to the incidents of battery reported to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD) and UFPD in late August and early September.
The UFPD firmly believes that crime is never the fault of the victim. These general safety tips are provided in an effort to assist members of the UF community.
GPD_UPD_JointRelease Joint Press Release from the Gainesville Police Department and the University of Florida Police Department regarding additional suspect video and a composite drawing of an individual who may possibly be the suspect.
Public Service Announcement from University of Florida Police Chief Linda J. Stump
14-13 Battery Update University of Florida Police Department Press Release regarding the reclassification and unfounding of the September 5, 2014 incident
GPD_Release_17883_FV Gainesville Police Department Press Release regarding the reclassification and unfounding of the September 5, 2014 incident
Letter to UF Students, Faculty, and Staff regarding safety tips from Chief J. Linda Stump.
The following information is provided by the Gainesville Police Department
VIDEO: This is a POSSIBLE suspect from Saturday’s two sexual assault attempts. Please help us identify. http://youtu.be/N3vkJKBTef0
PHOTOS: Attached are two photos of the POSSIBLE suspect in these attacks – it is the best information we have to go on at this point while we sort through other surveillance video. This person is suspected of two sexual assault attempts on Saturday, August 30th.
TO BE CLEAR:
The reported battery last night near UF Library West described a similar suspect, but it is not known yet if the suspect is the same.
The subject is on the sidewalk near the left hand of the frame
The subject is walking right to left in the frame in the gator colors.
If anyone has any information that could identify the person in the photos, please contact GPD Detectives at 352-393-7670, Crimestoppers at 352-372-STOP or text keyword “GPDFL” plus your tip to 274637]]>