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Woman reports attempted sexual battery near UF campus

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(John Couwels/CNN)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville police are investigating a case of attempted sexual battery near the University of Florida Campus.

It happened early Sunday morning on Southwest 8th Street near University Avenue. Police report an 18-year-old woman became separated from her friends and a man pulled her into a dark area off the sidewalk.
The woman was able to fight back and run away.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his early twenties around 6 feet tall with short dark brown hair, brown eyes, a tan complexion and a muscular build.

Anyone with information about the incident or know the whereabouts of the suspect 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).