Sex battery suspect faces additional stalking charges, Lake Mary police say

Woman says Raja Bangaru stalked her in February, according to police


LAKE MARY, Fla. – Lake Mary police have filed additional charges against the man they say stalked and attacked a woman after another woman reported a separate incident.

Raja Bangaru was charged with stalking, battery and attempted sexual battery in the incident at the Colonial Grande Apartment Complex near International Parkway earlier this month. According to police, Bangaru attacked a 65-year-old woman and tried to rape her.

Police said on Monday, Bangaru will face an additional charge of stalking in a February incident where a mother told police she was walking her daughter and her daughter's friend to the playground when Bangaru began following them and wouldn't stop.

The woman then called 911 but Lake Mary police were unable to locate or identify anyone matching the man's description.

The second victim came forward on Friday after seeing a news report covering Bangaru's arrest.

Lake Mary police are urging any other victims to contact police at 407-585-1300.