Man Arrested For Sexual Battery

Sarasota, Fla.-Newsradio 970 WFLA)-The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man after his DNA connected him with a sexual battery that occurred in Sarasota in May of 2016.

Detectives began their investigation after receiving a report of a sexual battery at Cracker Jacks Pub on Bee Ridge Road. The victim told detectives 32-year-old bar manager Matthew Gormley made unwanted sexual advances at her when she refused his attention.

Gormley followed her into the women's restroom where she says he sexually battered her. The victim was transported to the hospital immediately following the incident while detectives and forensic technicians responded to the bar. 

Gormley consented to providing a sample of his DNA and now investigating detectives have received a positive match from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement connecting Gormley to the battery.

Gormley is charged with Sexual Battery, Kidnapping and False Imprisonment of an Adult. His prior arrests include Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and DUI.

Photo courtesy Sarasota County Sheriff's Office

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