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Sexual Battery Case Turned Over To Alachua Co. Sheriff’s Office

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The sexual battery incident that occurred Sunday has been turned over to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office after the University of Florida Criminal Investigations Division (UFCID) determined it did not happen on the UF campus.

Police say the suspect, a UF student, met the 19-year-old victim at Grog House, located at 1718 W. University Ave., before bringing her to his off-campus home, which is where the sexual battery reportedly took place.

The victim told police she remembers leaving with the suspect and then waking up in a bed, according to the release. The suspect then reportedly drove the victim back to her residence hall.

UFCID initially worked with ASO to interview the suspect. Because it is out of UFCID’s jurisdiction, it was then turned over to ASO.

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Melissa is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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  1. My female friend confided in me that she was raped a few years ago, and although both were UF students, UF could not look into it because it happened on a trip outside of the city. The guy has still never been prosecuted, and probably never will be. I really wish different jurisdictions could work together better.

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