police drawing suspect

A police drawing of the suspect.

Police are looking to identify a man suspected of an August rape. 

Surveillance footage uploaded by Gainesville Police shows a man in a light colored T-shirt, pacing in the Midtown area along University Avenue while holding a cell phone. He is believed to be a white male, 20 to 25 years old, five feet seven to nine inches. A picture rendering and the video depicts him with dark, shoulder length hair.

He was seen just before midnight on Aug. 24. and a few hours later walking along the area of 1000 Southwest 16th Avenue, according to police.

Anyone with information can contact law enforcement at 352-393-7617. Those who wish to remain anonymous are encouraged to use www.stopcrime.tv.  

If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused or is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the Alacha County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center or the Alachua County Crisis Center for more information on how to get help.

Dana Cassidy is an 19-year-old UF journalism sophomore and crime reporter at The Independent Florida Alligator. Outside of writing she loves fitness, film analysis, Mad Men, bad reality TV and excessive amounts of coffee.