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Gainesville man convicted in Dairy Queen assault case
Demetrius Render
Demetrius Render

A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of assaulting a 16-year-old high school student in 2016 at a Dairy Queen, according to authorities.

Demetrius Render, 45, was convicted on the charges of aggravated assault with intent to rape and false imprisonment. The trial lasted two days, said Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.

Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

Attorney Matt Leipold did not return a request for comment.

According to Gainesville Police, the incident happened on Sept. 3, 2016, at the Green Street Dairy Queen. 

Police previously told The Times Render “lured” the girl into the bathroom and attempted to “physically and sexually assault her.”

The girl fought back and “yelled for help to draw attention,” police said.

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