Alachua county man arrested on kidnapping and sexual battery charges

Published: Nov. 7, 2019 at 6:43 PM EST
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A man was arrested in Alachua County Thursday after he held a woman prisoner, tortured her and raped her for two days.

Deputies say the victim left a bar in downtown Gainesville with Zachariah Stathas, 20, on October 25th.

The woman tried to leave multiple times but Stathas reportedly took her phone and keys and held her against her will.

At one point, the victim woke up to Stathas raping her.

The victim was able to get away two days later on October 27th.

Stathas is charged with kidnapping, sexual battery, grand theft and battery.

He is in the alachua county jail on a 190-thousand dollar bond.

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