Attempted sexual assault in Champaign park

By Kate Szyszka

Just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning a 29 -year-old woman reported an attempted sexual assault on her in Spalding Park at 848 N. Harvard in Champaign, according to a press release.

The victim reported that the suspect lured her into a nearby skate park by requesting her to help in aid a friend in trouble. Once alone, the suspect began to touch the victim in an inappropriate manner.

After receiving a description of the suspect, Champaign officer, Jody Cherry arrested the suspect as he was running from the park.

The arrestee is a 15-year-old Champaign resident. He will be transported to the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center, and held there until his court appearance.

The Champaign County Police Department is asking for assistance from the community in providing information about this crime. Information can be reported by calling (217) 351-4545.

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