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10-31-2015, 07:25 AM

Savannah teen arrested in sexual assault attempts
Posted: October 31, 2015 - 7:26am | Updated: October 31, 2015 - 7:56am

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male Friday night who admitted to two attempted sexual assaults in the Forsyth Park area one day prior, said police spokeswoman Eunicia Baker.

Just after 9 p.m. Metro officers arrested the suspect near 37th and Reynolds streets, wearing the same clothing described during the Thursday night incidents. A pellet gun resembling a real handgun also was in his possession.

The teen:rolleyes: was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center and charged with two counts of attempted rape, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.

On Thursday night, the first sexual assault attempt was reported just after 8 p.m. on the east edge of Forsyth Park. The second attempt was reported nearby, on the 200 block of East Taylor Street at about 9:24 p.m.

In both cases, females in their 20s were reportedly approached by a black male with a gun wearing a striped sweater. Both victims escaped.