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Tallahassee man accused of assaulting women across Florida

Posted: 7:28 AM, Jul 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-06 11:29:48Z

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.