Passerby Stops Attempted Sexual Assault in New Haven: Police

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    New Haven Police Department
    Wilman Carrasco, of New Haven, is charged in an attempted sexual assault on Trumbull Street, police said.

    Police arrested a suspect who attempted to sexually assault a woman walking on Trumbull Street in New Haven Saturday evening after a man intervened and alerted police, according to New Haven police.

    Wilman Carrasco, of New Haven, trailed the woman for several blocks and spanked her, police said. A few blocks later, he pulled her into a nearby yard on Trumbull by State Street where he pushed her to the ground and climbed on top of her, according to police.

    The woman screamed, alerting a passerby who intervened and reported the incident to an officer in the area.

    Carrasco, who matched the witness' description of the suspect, fled officers when they found him on on Bradley Street that night, according to the news release. Police caught him soon after.

    While the victim told police that Carrasco took her wallet, police did not find it in his possession, police said.

    Police charged Carrasco with criminal attempt to commit sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery and larceny.

    The department continues to investigate the case. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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