Virginia man arrested in 1998 Florida sexual assault

LOW MOOR, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man has been arrested on sexual battery, kidnapping and carjacking charges in an attack on a woman in Florida nearly two decades ago.

Cornelius Francis Florman was arrested at his home in Low Moor Tuesday on a fugitive warrant from Lee County, Florida. The arrest was reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch .

Court documents alleged that DNA linked Florman to the sexual battery of a 44-year-old woman who was kidnapped and knocked unconscious after leaving a bar in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, in June 1998.

Florman's lawyer said he looks forward to the opportunity "to vigorously defend against any allegations."

Florman is the great-grandson of the founder of Reynolds Metals. He was convicted of a 1986 rape in Chesterfield County. He was also tried twice, but not convicted, in the 1986 rape in Henrico County.

© 2017 Associated Press


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment