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Woman assaulted after returning from children's bus stop

11:13 AM, Mar 6, 2013   |    comments
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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A 52-year old St. Augustine man is behind bars, charged with a sexual battery.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's office says Randy Dewitt Gadson Sr. is charged with assaulting a woman in her home Tuesday morning.

Police say the victim told them she walked her children to the bus stop and returned to her apartment to find Gadson sitting on her sofa. Then, according to police, he followed the victim into her bedroom, allegedly pushed her onto the bed, punched her in the mouth and brandished a knife.

Gadson then allegedly threatened the victim before sexually assaulting her. A relative of the victim then arrived as the suspect fled out the door on foot.

The victim was taken to Flagler Hospital where she was treated and released.

St. Augustine police located the Gadson at his residence on Duero Street  late Tuesday afternoon.


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