An undocumented immigrant from Mexico has been arrested for sexual abuse.
Police arrested Hiram David Giron Rascon, 27, on Tuesday night after police received a call about an attempted sexual assault.
The victim told police a man approached her when she was walking in the area of Highland Ave and 24th St. The man came up behind her, grabbed her, and thrusted his pelvis into her backside.
He then allegedly threw the victim onto the ground and got on top of her, pinning her down. The victim yelled stop and the suspect eventually got up and left.
She called 911 and a police officer patrolling nearby spotted someone matching the description of the suspect running away.
He stopped Rascon, who admitted in Spanish that he had been in the country for about five months and he hadn't had a girlfriend. Rascon said, due to "desperation," he ran up and wrapped his arms around the victim.
He denied that he trusted his pelvis into the victim.
The victim received a minor injury to her wrist.
Court documents show that Rascon is in the United States illegally.
He is facing charges of sex abuse, assault, and unlawful imprisonment.