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Man robs, assaults and tries to sexually assault woman early Tuesday morning

Deiwon James, 29

A 29-year-old man allegedly propositioned a woman for sex near Broadway and 34th Street early Tuesday morning, and when she refused, followed her before attacking and attempting to sexually assault her.

At 1:36 a.m. Tuesday on the 3400 block of Y Street, police responded to a call of a possible robbery. The woman called in and said she’d been physically attacked and robbed; police later found that the suspect also attempted a sexual assault, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The suspect, identified as Diewon James, allegedly walked up to the victim and propositioned her for sex, and when she refused and walked away, James followed her for a few blocks before attacking her.

James allegedly continued to physically assault the woman, and at some point tried to sexually assault her. A witness rode up on a bicycle and James fled, according to the SPD.

Officers arrived quickly, as they were close when the call came out. Police were directed by responding officers to the area where James was last seen running, and he was ultimately caught.

James was arrested and taken to the county jail. The woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries from the assault.  

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