OCSO releases sketch of suspect in sexual battery case
UPDATE: The Orange County Sheriff's Office has released a composite sketch of the suspect. OCSO is asking for the help of the community in identifying a man who reportedly attempted to attack a female, believed to be a UCF student.
At approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, the female student made her way home to her Arden Villas apartment. As she was approaching her apartment door, the unknown suspect grabbed and pushed her inside her apartment, attempting to sexually batter her before she was able to fight him off, OCSO said. The suspect reportedly exposed himself before fleeing on foot.
Those with information regarding this incident are encouraged to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
Orange County Sheriff's Office is continuing an investigation on a sexual battery case reported on University and Arden Villas boulevards, according to a UCF Alert sent out early Saturday morning.
Suspect is reported to be a white male in his twenties, last seen wearing a green shirt, khaki pants, red hat, with a slim 5-foot-10, 165-pound build and dark features.
Sheriffs worked a K-9 track down the perimeter and have cleared the area, according to the alert.
Senior psychology major Taylor Sweet said she believes the activity occurred near her Arden apartment building. She said she was awoken by the sound of a helicopter around 5:15 a.m. When she left for work around 6:15 a.m., she noticed a deputy guarding outside.
"The only thing I saw was a cop guarding the outside of the apartment building, across from me, with caution tape. A couple in the building told my mom that it happened in the stairwell-hallway area," Sweet said. "[It] looked like broken glass and debris everywhere."
Students are asked to report any suspicious activity to the police.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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