Teen arrested in 2011 rape of student

Alachua County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Andre Locus
Alachua County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Andre Locus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 19-year-old Gainesville man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with a 2011 sexual battery case.

Andre Locus was arrested at a home in the 4400 block of Northwest 31st Avenue.

Investigators said that on Monday they received forensic evidence that positively linked Locus to an April 2011 case where he forced his way into a home in the 1200 block of Southwest First Avenue with a knife and raped a female student at knife point. Police said Locus then stole her personal electronics and fled the area.

When Locus was arrested, he had property on him that was stolen from another recent occupied residential burglary in the 1100 block of Southwest First Avenue, police said.

After his arrest, Locus took investigators to a stash of property that is likely stolen from numerous burglaries in the area, police said. They said information is still being collected in the other unsolved cases.

Police said Locus is also considered a person of interest in the recent Southwest 10th Street armed residential burglary and sexual battery of a University of Florida student.