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Police: UF student sexually assaulted

Police say suspect is white male driving black vehicle

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville police are investigating a sexual battery incident involving a female University of Florida student that occurred around 2:00 a.m. Saturday on NW 22nd Street.

The woman said she was walking home from the mid-town bar area when a white male, driving a black, unknown make/model vehicle pulled up next to her. She said the driver called her by her first name and offered her a ride. She accepted the ride and was driven to the area where the sexual battery occurred.

Anyone with information about the incident or who may know the man’s identity is asked to call the Gainesville Police Department at 352-955-1818 or text GPDFL, plus your tip, to 274637. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 352.372.STOP.

The Police Department advises to always be alert and aware of your surroundings. This is particularly true if you are wearing headphones and may not be able to hear someone near or behind you.