A man in Fort Collins sexually assaulted a woman who was running on the Poudre River Trail, and the assailant fled the area on a bicycle.
The assault happened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday near the 600 block of South Lemay Avenue, according to a news release from the police.
After an initial attack, the victim called 911. The assailant attacked a second time while the woman was on the phone with dispatchers, police said. He then fled on a bicycle.
Police contacted a bicyclist matching the description of the assailant in the 600 block of South Lemay Avenue. Samuel Torres-Martinez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and taken to the Larimer County jail.
The victim, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to a hospital, treated, and released, police said.
“Thanks to the detailed description the victim provided, officers were able to quickly locate and arrest the suspect so he can be held accountable for his actions,” said Lt. Adam McCambridge in the release.
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