GPD looking for man in sex battery incident

Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

Gainesville Police are searching for a man suspected of an attempted sexual battery that occurred Monday night in the area around 120 NW 10th St.

A caller to GPD said that around 8 p.m. a black man in his mid-20s was masturbating and trying to approach the caller and her friend. The woman told police she was able to kick the man and get away. The man ran off before police arrived.

Police said they are increasing patrols in the area and urge area residents to stay alert.

If you have any information that may help identify the suspect, call 352-955-1818 or text the keyword GPDFL plus your tip to 274637.

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