A 20-year-old man has been arrested, accused of attempting to sexually assault a teenage girl in Antelope on Sunday.
Eric Torres was booked into Sacramento County jail on suspicion of kidnapping and assault with the intent to commit rape, a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release states.
The assault occurred Sunday as the girl, in her mid-teens, was walking on North Loop Boulevard near Walerga Road. She was approached by a man who dragged her into nearby brush and attempted to sexually assault her, sheriff’s officials said.
A passer-by who witnessed the attack helped the victim as her alleged attacker fled into a nearby residential area, where he was apprehended by sheriff’s patrol deputies.
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Torres is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.
Sheriff’s officials said detectives do not know the motive for the attack. They ask anyone with information related to the incident or who had prior contact with Torres to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Sexual Abuse Bureau at (916) 874-5070, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Tip information also may be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com by entering the keyword ‘SSD’ or by calling (916) 874-8477.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.