Update: UCF student accused of rape
The UCF student arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a girl he met through the dating website Match.com was released Tuesday evening. Additionaly, Match.com has released a statement regarding the incident and how these situations should be handled.
Industrial engineering major Aaron Daniel Floyd, 22, of Oviedo, was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery on a victim over 12 years of age, according to Seminole County Sheriff's Office report. The incident reportedly occurred Saturday, May 14, at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The victim, whose name and age were redacted from the police report, told police of the incident shortly before 11 p.m.
A spokesperson for Match.com said in an email that they were very disturbed to hear about the incident that reportedly occurred between Floyd and the victim. They also said these incidents extremely rare, but that fact doesn't make them any less horrifying.
"We ask all of our members to pay close attention to the safety tips for meeting offline that are on our website," said the spokeswoman in the statement. "Match.com is a fantastic service, having changed the lives of millions of people through the relationships and marriages it has given rise to, but people have to exercise common sense and prudence with people they have just met, whether on an online dating service, through an acquaintance, at a bar or by any other means."
Police were told by the victim that she met Floyd through Match.com Thursday, May 12. The victim and Floyd shared an email conversation before exchanging cell phone numbers and chatting more. According to the report, Floyd asked the victim sexually-oriented questions that made her uncomfortable.
After a dinner date at a restaurant in Sanford, the two met up again, but this time the victim followed Floyd back to his apartment located on the 5300 block of Tattinger Lane, according to the report. They reportedly began kissing while sitting on his bed and watching TV. Floyd started to perform sexual acts on her and had her perform sexual acts on him, both without her consent, according to the report. When she tried to get up and go to the bathroom, he told her "You're not going anywhere," and after that he raped her anally and vaginally, according to the report.
Following the incident, he let her to go to the bathroom and put her clothes on. When she returned, he was pacing and acting very nervous, according to the report, and said "I don't know what to do with you now?" He then forced her to go to a local pharmacy with him and made her buy the morning-after pill, which he forced her take with water when she returned to his car, according to the report.
She contacted her mother and went to the Sheriff's Office after the two went back to his apartment and she left for home in her own car, according to the report.
The report stated that the Seminole County Health Department conducted a sexual assault exam on the victim that revealed anal and vaginal lacerations, several reddened areas on her body and a scratch on her left ankle.
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