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Police charge Clearwater man in rape case at Largo park

LARGO — Officers arrested a man Monday in connection with a reported rape at Taylor Park last month, police said.

Brandon Bostick, 22, of Clearwater, faces a charge of sexual battery.

About 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, a woman in her 60s told police she was approached by a man in the southwest corner of the park at 1100 Eighth Ave. SW. He forced the victim into a secluded area and sexually assaulted her, police said.

On Monday, Largo police received the results of DNA evidence that linked Bostick to the sexual assault. They arrived at Bostick's home to arrest him. He refused to emerge for nearly an hour, but eventually turned himself in, police said.

An investigation was ongoing Monday.

Police charge Clearwater man in rape case at Largo park 12/09/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 23, 2013 1:14pm]
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