Man arrested for sexual battery in Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- Police said that 23-year-old Tampa man followed a woman home from a convenience store and raped her behind a building at 6302 South Dale Mabry Highway Saturday.

The attack happened around 4:38 a.m. when the suspect, Andre Dakota Lawson, allegedly brandished a knife to the victim and assaulted her.

Tampa Police department used the description of Lawson and video from the convenience store to identify him as the suspect. He was arrested at his home without incident.

Lawson has been charged with Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Armed Kidnapping.

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