Crime - Sacto 911

Man convicted in 2012 attack on woman along Arcade Creek Trail

A man accused of attacking a woman on the Arcade Creek Trail in 2012 has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury.

Ian Clark 22, was found guilty of assault with intent to commit rape, felony sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. The jury also found true special allegations that Clark personally used a deadly weapon during the commission of the crimes, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Clark committed the crimes on July 16, 2012, on the Arcade Creek Trail near American River College.

According to accounts in The Bee, a woman was walking along the nature trail when she was grabbed from behind and choked by a man who held a knife to her. He reportedly indicated that he intended to rape and kill her.

The victim struggled with the man and was able to break away from him. He then fled on a bicycle.

Authorities said evidence recovered at the scene linked Clark to the attack. He was arrested in January 2013 at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, where he had been since since being arrested on July 27, 2012, on unrelated charges of auto theft and felony evasion of a peace officer.

Clark is to be sentenced May 30 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Robert M. Twiss.