Deputies trying to identify sexual battery suspect in Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a sexual battery that happened over the weekend.

The sheriff’s office took a report about the incident just before 4 a.m. on Saturday.

The victim says she was parked in her car in the 2700 block of Parma Street in Sarasota around 8 p.m. on Friday when a man got into her car and sexually battered her.

Investigators believe the suspect is a white man between the ages of 30 and 40 years old with a medium build. The victim said he had long, dark brown hair. She also said he had a mustache, goatee and a mole on his face. He was wearing a gray t-shirt at the time.

Right now, detectives believe this is a random incident because they have not taken any other reports of similar incidents in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call (941) 861-4900. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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