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Man accused of violent sex attack in Thornton Park being held on no bond

James Calixte returned to Orange County after arrest in South Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 36-year-old man accused of sex battery in connection with an attack last month in Thornton Park has been returned to Orange County following his arrest in South Florida.

James Calixte was extradited Monday to Orange County after his arrest last week in West Palm Beach.

Calixte is accused of attacking a woman inside her home in Thornton Park last month and had been on the run for days.

Detectives said U.S. marshals along with other law enforcement agencies took part in the search after DNA evidence linked Calixte to the crime.

He is also charged with molesting a girl at a park in West Palm Beach last June and is accused of beating another woman in downtown Orlando in September.

A judge did not grant the 36-year-old bond Tuesday morning. He's being held in the Orange County Jail facing kidnapping and three counts of sexual battery charges.


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