GPD seeking sexual battery suspect

Release from UF Police Department

On Saturday, March 28, 2020 at approximately 6:15 p.m., a woman was attempting to get a ride from Boardwalk Apartments at 2701 SW 13th Street, where she was offered a ride from an unknown black male. After getting in the vehicle, the woman was taken to an unknown location, where she was sexually battered by the suspect. After the sexual battery occurred, the suspect then drove the woman to Publix Supermarket at 201 NW 13th Street, where the woman exited the vehicle.

The suspect in this incident is described as a black male, 5’ 06” – 5’ 08”, bald head, last seen wearing a red shirt and black shorts. The suspect was driving a newer model dark blue Nissan Sedan (Sentra or Altima) and was last seen heading north on NW 13th Street from the Publix Supermarket.

Anyone with information about the incident, was in the area at the time of these incidents, or who may know the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Gainesville Police Department at 352-955-1818 or text keyword GPDFL plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-STOP (7867).