Tallahassee man accused of assaulting women across Florida

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man kidnapped and robbed two women in Central Florida before making his way down the state and robbing another.

News outlets report 32-year-old Benjamin Victor Hovan of Tallahassee was arrested Thursday by Titusville on charges of home invasion, sexual battery and kidnapping.

Casselberry police say Hovan kidnapped two women at knifepoint Saturday after sexually assaulting one of them. WFTV-TV reports he then stole one of their cars, which was found abandoned Tuesday.

WFOR-TV reports police say Hovan then assaulted a woman in South Florida. The Miami Herald quotes South Miami police as saying Hovan robbed a 62-year-old, pistol-whipped her and fled with her car.

Casselberry Police say Hovan later kidnapped two women at knifepoint after sexually assaulting one of them.

It’s unclear if Hovan has a lawyer.

At approximately 11:30 AM in Thursday July 5th 2018, Titusville Police arrested Benjamin Victor Hovan 32, of Tallahassee. Casselberry Police suspect Hovan in connection with a sexual assault, kidnapping and home invasion.

— Titusville Police FL (@TitusvillePD) July 5, 2018

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