Deandre Pritchett is accused of sexual harassment during an application meeting
A Florida man has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a pregnant woman he met on a dating app.
Deandre Pritchett, 30, of Pensacola, is charged with sexual assault for an alleged incident in March 2022, according to Escambia County court records. He was arrested on Monday.
The attack happened after the defendant met his victim through Tagged — after roughly a week of texting — authorities said in an arrest report obtained by ABC affiliate WEAR.
Pritchett allegedly went by the name “Ghost” on the app and met the woman after she said she had a room for them, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said in the report.
Law&Crime reached out to ECSO and filed multiple records requests with Escambia County authorities seeking additional documents and details about the case. It appears that the Escambia County Court’s public website no longer allows requests for records related to the case.
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According to an arrest report obtained by the TV station, the accused and the victim were talking on the bed when Pritchett allegedly forced himself on her. The woman, however, pushed Pritchett off of her and told him she did not want to have sex, she told law enforcement.
The extent of the alleged attack is unclear.
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After the incident, the woman contacted local emergency services because she was 11 weeks pregnant, the arrest report states. The woman also said that she was bleeding from the lower part of her body.
When deputies arrived, the suspect had already left the scene, according to WEAR. Law enforcement later obtained surveillance footage of the man in question and appears to have used Tagged’s profile pictures to eventually identify and arrest him.
According to the public opinion poll, a probable cause warrant was issued in his case. The case was assigned to First Judicial District Judge Charles P. Young. Pritchett was appointed defense attorney this week. He appeared on video Tuesday, according to court records.
The defendant is currently being held at the Escambia County Jail on a $25,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for March 31.
Sexual assault is a first degree felony in the Sunshine State. Violations are punishable by up to 30 years in prison.