Memphis man arrested for sexual battery after woman reports assault during date

Memphis man arrested for sexual battery after woman reports assault during date
A woman says a Memphis man sexually assaulted her during a date gone wrong and now the suspect, 23-year-old Garrett Gambill, is in jail for sexual battery.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A woman says a Memphis man sexually assaulted her during a date gone wrong and now the suspect, 23-year-old Garrett Gambill, is in jail for sexual battery.

According to the affidavit, the woman went out with Gambill in August after he asked to meet for ice cream. She said she got in his car and he parked in a dark lot. The victim told investigators he forced her to kiss him, biting her lip until it bled and groped her above and underneath her clothes.

The affidavit says the woman repeatedly said no during the 40-minute encounter until Gambill drove her back to her car. She told investigators she asked if he treats all girls badly to which he allegedly replied: “I used to be the nice guy. Now I’m the douche!”

The woman picked Gambill out of a six-person photographic lineup the next day.

According to the affidavit, he ignored investigators' repeated attempts at making contact.

A warrant was issued Monday and Gambill was taken into custody. Jail records show he’s due in court Wednesday morning.

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