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Posted on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 11:45 a.m.

Man accused in Pittsfield Township sex assault turns himself in

By Kyle Feldscher

A man has been arrested after turning himself in for allegedly sexually assaulting a 53-year-old woman in a Pittsfield Township office park last month.

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This man has turned himself into police and faces sexual assault charges.

Pittsfield Township police released a statement Thursday stating the man identified himself to police on Wednesday after seeing surveillance photos released to the media. He was lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail, where he awaits arraignment.

Police are not releasing the man’s name until he is arraigned.

According to police, the woman had left a local party store and was walking through an office park in the 4900 block of Clark Road on Oct. 25. The man approached her from behind and allegedly grabbed her, according to police.

Police said the man grabbed the woman by the arm and dragged her to a secluded area, punching her several times in the back of the head and attempting to remove her clothes. The woman fought back repeatedly and eventually a witness intervened to interrupt the incident.

The man then ran away from the area along Golfside Drive and into a nearby apartment building, according to police.

The woman and the man did not know each other and the woman told police she believed he was following her.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

OLDTIMER3

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 : 1:08 p.m.

As long as there is prof positive they are guilty I agree with Lefty.

lefty48197

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 6:06 p.m.

I just don't understand sexual assault. Anybody that gets convicted of crimes like this. Should be jailed FOREVER!

Ed Kimball

Fri, Nov 16, 2012 : 2:15 p.m.

@beeswing: It's just that "FOREVER!" seems a little excessive. If lefty had said "a long time" s/he would probably gotten a lot fewer down votes.

Cathy

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 11:48 p.m.

Have to agree with lefty, here.

beeswing

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 9:14 p.m.

At great risk of being voted down myself I don't understand why lefty and a2 are being voted down. What the hey? Was there a conversation I missed?

a2citizen

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 6:43 p.m.

M, if you understand sexual assault then please enlighten the rest of us readers.

M

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 6:24 p.m.

"Some crimes, which I admit I have a tenuous grasp of, should be punishable by the maximum possible sentence regardless of situation" You realize this sounds insane, right?

dsponini

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 4:52 p.m.

Hooray for personal responsibility!

Stan Hyne

Sat, Nov 17, 2012 : 4:02 p.m.

Personal responsibility is assisted by a photo.