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Student arrested in sexual battery on UF campus

Parker Griffie, 18, accused of attacking fellow student in residence hall

Alachua County booking photo of Parker Griffie
Alachua County booking photo of Parker Griffie

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida student accused of sexually attacking another student in a university residence hall earlier this month was arrested Monday by the University of Florida Police Department.

Parker G. Griffie, 18, is charged with one count of sexual battery on a person 18 years or older, which is a first-degree felony.

According to UFPD, the victim said she met Griffie Nov. 5 at an off-campus location for a function and returned with him to her residence hall on the UF campus. 

At some point during the evening, the female student tried to end the interaction and asked Griffie to leave her residence.

As she was attempting to escort Griffie out of her residence hall, he pushed her down and sexually battered her, according to police.

She was ultimately able to get Griffie to leave her residence.

As a result of the investigation into the incident and collection of evidence, an arrest warrant was issued for Griffie, who was arrested and taken to the Alachua County Jail.