Arrest made in attempted sexual assault on Southside

A man is in custody this morning after attempting to sexually assault a 22-year-old woman near 26th and Washtenaw.

It happened in broad daylight Friday morning around 8:30 a.m.

The woman was able to escape unharmed after people nearby saw what was happening and chased the man off.

Police later found him and made the arrest.

25-year-old Lemar Hardy has been charged with one felony account of attempted criminal sexual assault.

Yesterday’s attack happened about a mile from another very similar attack that happened on August 1st at 35th and Archer.

The description of the attacker in that incident matches Hardy—a black male in his late 20’s with dreadlocks and a goatee.

Police have not said if the two incidences are connected.

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