Man arrested for trying to attack woman in restroom at Palm Springs park

(Palm Springs Police)

A 35-year old man was arrested in Palm Springs on Friday in connection with the assault of a woman inside a restroom at Ruth Hardy Park. Police also believe the same man was responsible for another attempted assault earlier in the day.

Witnesses called police a little after noon and told them they were following a suspect who they believed attacked a woman in a restroom stall at the park, according police. The witnesses said that they heard a woman screaming and went into the restroom and stopped the attack.

WOMAN ATTACKED AT RUTH HARDY PARK, SUSPECT ARRESTEDAt approximately 12:09 PM PSPD received several 911 calls about a…

Posted by Palm Springs Police Department, CA on Friday, October 27, 2017

Police searched the area and a suspect was detained and identified by the victim as the man who attacked her.

Jonathan Nava was arrested for assault with intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy, oral copulation and on suspicion of false imprisonment.

Authorities determined Nava also matched the the description of a man wanted in connection with an incident earlier in the day when a man tried to force his way into an office building in order to sexually assault a woman on Indian Canyon. The victim of that attack also identified him as the man who tried to attack her.


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