SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Gilberto Perez, 32, of 3972 Murdock Avenue in Sarasota, for Sexual Battery against a Physically Helpless Victim.
A 22-year-old woman told detectives that she had gone to bed Wednesday night while her roommate and his friends, including Perez, continued drinking and socializing. She said she was awakened early the next morning as Perez was assaulting her. The victim, who is blind, went to her roommate’s room and told him what happened. He confronted Perez, who fled the home.
Detectives issued a law enforcement bulletin Friday morning in an effort to locate Perez and deputies spotted him walking near Bee Ridge and Beneva roads at 1:00 p.m. He was taken into custody for questioning by detectives and then booked into the Sarasota County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.