Gainesville man convicted of raping intoxicated woman


Published: Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9:29 a.m.

A Gainesville man was convicted Wednesday of sexual battery on a physically helpless person.

An Alachua County jury spent two hours deliberating before finding Christopher Sean Burkhart, 26, of 2800 S.W. 35th Place, guilty of sexually battering a woman who said he forced himself on her after she had too much to drink.

The victim was a 21-year-old woman who told Alachua County deputies she was incapacitated because of the amount of alcohol she had consumed at a party that she and Burkhart attended.

Burkhart is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 14. He was taken to the Alachua County jail following the trial.

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