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South Dade Senior High student charged with rape, attempted murder

Victor Nash
Victor Nash

Two hours after the final bell, police say South Dade Senior High student Victor Nash grabbed a woman inside the school, threw her to the ground and raped her after choking her unconscious.

Then, he tossed the victim’s cellphone into the trash and took off in her car. The 18-year-old was tracked down in five hours in Homestead and later confessed, according to an arrest report from Miami-Dade Schools police.

 

According to the arrest report, Nash — at 6 foot 1 and over 200 pounds — overpowered his victim, first grabbing the crying woman and body slamming her. He then wrapped his hands around her throat until she passed out and sexually assaulted her.

The victim awoke and police were called. Homestead officers found Nash five hours later in her car.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show Nash was arrested by Miami-Dade police in June 2013 for making written threats to kill or do bodily harm. In May, according to the FDLE archive, the court determined he was mentally unable to stand trial.

The school district sent counselors to South Dade on Monday. In a statement, school police called the attack an “isolated case.”

Miami-Dade Public Schools Police reported seven cases of forcible rape in 2013, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Duval county schools reported 11 cases of rape, while Palm Beach reported one.

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