Gainesville man arrested on rape charge

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:34 a.m.

Police have arrested a man suspected of raping a woman Tuesday night in Gainesville.

John Henry Boyd, 32, of Gainesville, was charged Wednesday night with sexual battery and robbery, according to jail records.

Boyd is accused of raping an acquaintance about 7 p.m. Tuesday around 500 SW Fourth Ave. The woman told police she was talking with an acquaintance when he pulled her into some woods and sexually assaulted her.

She was taken to Shands at the University of Florida for treatment, police said.

- Cindy Swirko

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