UFPD investigating sexual battery near the Bat House

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Release from UF Police Department

The UFPD is currently investigating a sexual battery that was reported to have occurred Friday, sometime between 8:15 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on the University of Florida campus. According to the victim, a male suspect approached him near the Bat House on Museum Road, introduced himself, and tried to hug him. The sexual battery occurred after the subject got aggressive and pulled him into the bushes. The subject was last seen heading west from the area.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, approximately 6’ in height, and approximately 240bs, with short black hair. The suspect was wearing a blue plaid button-up collared shirt with a dark-colored undershirt before the incident. The suspect was last seen wearing just the dark-colored undershirt. The UFPD will be increasing patrols and are actively working leads toward identifying and apprehending the suspect.

In the interest of public safety, the UFPD is notifying the community of this incident. Additionally, anyone with information about the incident, was in the area at the time, or who may know the man’s identity is asked to call the University of Florida Police Department at 352.392-1111 or use the UFPD Silent Witness link at https://police.ufl.edu/contact/silent-witness/ . Those who wish to remain anonymous can also call Crime Stoppers at 352.372.STOP (7867).