14-year-old arrested for raping UF student, police say

A 14-year-old Gainesville boy is in police custody suspected of the Nov 15 rape of a female UF Student at Tivoli Apartments, the Gainesville Police Department reports. 

According to police, the 14-year-old was arrested for charges of sexual battery, business burglary, occupied residential burglary, attempted armed residential burglary and resisting arrest stemming from the rape case and other burglaries in the area of Tivoli and Bivens Cove in recent weeks.

His 13-year-old brother was also arrested on charges of attempted residential burglary in an unrelated case, police report. 

Police conducted interviews with the two boys following their arrest where evidence and statements confirmed that the 14-year-old was allegedly responsible for the rape.

Both boys were transported to the Alachua County Juvenile Assessment Center. 

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