A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday.
Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m.
The incident occurred at a residence in the area of Grimmer Boulevard and Blacow Road.
“This was in an exterior portion of a residence, so it was obvious when the officers arrived on scene what was happening,” Sergeant Ricardo Tores said, according to KGO.
Officers immediately stopped the attack and took the suspect into custody.
The elderly victim was taken to a trauma center for treatment of serious head injuries, according to KTVU.
The charges: Alexander Lomax, 28, who is homeless, was charged with sexual assault, elder abuse and battery.
Additional charges may be considered as the investigation continues.
Lomax is also the suspect in a second assault that occurred earlier in the day in the area of Fremont Boulevard and Auto Mall Parkway.
The 28-year-old allegedly punched and pushed the 57-year-old victim — who is also Asian — before trying to sexually assault her.
However, a witness scared Lomax away before officers could arrive.
Both incidents are under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call the Fremont Police Department’s Investigative Unit at (510) 790-6900 or text “Tip FremontPD” followed by a short message to 888777.
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