2 suspects sought in attempted rape at UF


Published: Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
  • Two men allegedly attempted to rape a woman in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the University of Florida campus Friday night but were scared away and fled, according to University Police.
    The woman was exercising inside the stadium when she was allegedly grabbed by the men and forced into a stadium restroom, according to police. The men were startled by concessions employees and fled toward the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, police reported.
    One suspect was described as a black man, 5 foot 5 inches, thin, about 18 years old, wearing a black T-shirt, shorts, low socks, black Reeboks and a long, gold-link chain necklace. The other suspect was described as a black man, 5 foot 8 inches, heavy set, wearing a red T-shirt, brown hooded sweat shirt with cream sleeves, long denim shorts and white shoes.
    Anyone with information is asked to contact University Police at 392-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP.
    - Nathan Crabbe

    South Florida Marine killed in Iraq bombing

  • DAVIE - A Marine from South Florida was killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq, his family said.
    Marine Sgt. Adam Cann, of Davie, was killed in the attack Thursday in Ramadi, said his father, Leigh Cann.
    Fifty-eight people died in the incident in which the bomber infiltrated a line of police recruits. Cann, 23, was one of two U.S. servicemen who died in the bombing, Leigh Cann said.
    Adam Cann, a 2000 graduate of South Plantation High School, served with a K-9 security unit and was in charge of five other K-9 units spread across five bases, his father said.
    He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq after his second enlistment with the military, and had also served in Afghanistan. Cann had earlier been posted near the borders of Syria and Jordan on his current tour, but asked to be assigned deeper inside Iraq, his father told The Miami Herald for a story in Saturday's editions.
    Scheduled to return in March when the tour ended, he had looked forward to attending Miami Dolphins games, his father said.
    - The Associated Press

    Youth minister charged in strangling of teen

  • TAMPA- A youth minister was charged with strangling his 13-year-old neighbor, about a month after the teen's body was discovered in a park, authorities said.
    Joshua Rosa, 19, was arrested Friday at his job at a Sports Authority after DNA evidence linked him to the slaying of Stephen Tomlinson, the Hillsborough County's sheriff's office said.
    Rosa was being held without bail on a murder charge. He made his initial court appearance Saturday, but it was not known if he had an attorney, a jail official said.
    Rosa lived across the street from Tomlinson for four years, and both teens attended the same church in Citrus Park. Detectives said witnesses saw him leaving a neighborhood park on Dec. 8, the night of Tomlinson's death.
    Detectives said Tomlinson's blood was found on Rosa's hands and on a pair of white gloves and fingernail clippers which Rosa was carrying.
    - The Associated Press
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