Police Arrest Homeless Man On Sexual Battery Charges
By Space Coast Daily // August 22, 2014
Police arrest 19-year-old Christopher Block
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Detectives have arrested Christopher Block, 19, and charged him with two counts of sexual battery for an assault that occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on August 21, 2014.
The assault occurred in the wooded area south of Hibiscus Boulevard between Dairy Road and Gateway Drive.
After the assault, the 17 year-old female victim walked out of the wooded area and into the Melbourne Square Mall parking lot where she met with a security guard.
According to the West Melbourne police, Block, who is homeless, had been following the victim out of the wooded area, fled after she told the security guard what occurred.
Patrol officers from the Melbourne and West Melbourne Police Departments searched the immediate vicinity, and located Block as he was attempting to cross the intersection of Dairy Road and West New Haven Avenue to flee the area.
Block was detained while Officers investigated further.
Officers learned that Block provided the 17 year-old victim with alcohol to the point where she passed out, at which time Block had sex with the victim without her consent.
During the assault, the victim became aware of what was happening, but was unable to speak or fight him off due to her intoxicated state.
Block was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual battery, and incarcerated at the Brevard County Jail on $70,000 bond. According to police, the suspect cooperated with investigators.
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