Police make arrest in sexual battery case near UF campus

The Gainesville Police Department have arrested a man who they say forced his way into a victim's apartment near the UF Campus. 

According to police, 34-year-old Joshua Taylor knocked on the woman's door while turning the door handle and the victim opened the door thinking it was her roommate. Police say Taylor then pushed his way inside the home and shut the door behind him. 

Taylor forced the woman to the floor while grabbing her crotch, ripping her clothes in the process, police report. The victim then started grabbing his hair and fighting back which caused the suspect to flee the apartment, police said. 

Police say Taylor was identified by the victim and a witness in a line-up and was charged with sexual battery. 

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