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Couple arrested on charges related to sexual assault of woman they met at a party

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Tyler Cavin Smith, 31, and Jasmine Kathryn Frazzetto, 18, were arrested yesterday on charges related to the sexual assault of a woman they reportedly met at a party.

A Gainesville Police Department officer reported that the couple met the victim at a friend’s party in late July, exchanged contact information with her, and began chatting. They reportedly arranged that Frazzetto would pick up the victim from her home, about 2 hours south of Gainesville, and bring her to Gainesville. However, text messages reportedly show that Frazzetto told her at the last minute that Smith would be picking her up.

Smith reportedly picked her up, and the victim told the officer that she and Smith smoked marijuana during the drive and that Frazzetto was not at the home when they got there. She reportedly said that Smith offered her a drink, and she had a few sips of warm Gatorade, then felt sleepy.

The victim said that Smith told her to sleep on his bed, so she went to bed fully clothed and faced the wall. She said she was so uneasy that she sent her location to a friend at 2:57 a.m. She told the officer that she awoke to the “sensation of hands on her” and that Smith sexually assaulted her while she pretended to be asleep out of fear.

She said she blacked out and awoke to the sound of two voices in the room, a male and a female, later identified as Frazzetto. She said she blacked out again and later reported four hands touching her while she continued to pretend to be asleep.

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She said she awakened again at 10 a.m., went to the bathroom, and texted a friend that she needed help, again sharing her location. She then grabbed her belongings, ran out of the home, and hid in the woods until a Lyft arrived to take her back down south. The officer reported that Lyft records match her account.

Frazzetto has been charged with battery; she has no criminal history and is being held on $35,000 bond. Smith has been charged with sexual assault with no physical force; he has one misdemeanor conviction and is being held on $250,000 bond.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • This story is based on only one perspective the supposed victim. People are innocent until proven guilty. Just because somebody is accused of something, doesn’t necessarily make it true. Only time, evidence, and a court of law will be able to determine the truth. My question is Why didn’t the woman call the police while in Gainesville and go to the hospital, instead of calling a Lyft and going back south?

    • I know for a fact these two losers are trash! I have no doubt the victim is telling the truth.

  • No doubt in my mind they have committed other crimes in the past and thankfully expediant arrests we’re conducted so others don’t suffer a similar fate of the victim. You’ll most likely see both defendants photos in a deviant sexual behavior textbook. Both should be found guilty, remanded into custody and sent to prison, where with good fortune, be victims of extremely violent sexual assaults on a daily basis.

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