Man reportedly sexually assaults woman on Mill Ave.

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TEMPE - Police arrested a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on Mill Avenue.


Man arrested for sex assault on Mill Avenue - A Phoenix man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Mill Avenue.

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Akram Abdul-Hameed was taken into custody at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday. He was in the area of Indian School and 15th Avenue.

Just after midnight that same day Abdul-Hameed allegedly approached a female victim near 4th Street and Mill and placed his arm around the victim's mouth. He then reportedly forced her up some stairs into a secluded section and sexually assaulted the woman.

When the suspect took his mouth off the victim she reportedly screamed and caught the attention of two people. That is when Abdul-Hameed fled the scene before police could arrive.

Tempe officers continued with their investigation and determined Abdul-Hameed had seen the victim on Mill Avenue in the past.

The victim suffered only minor injuries and taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.

The suspect is now in Tempe City Jail and faces three counts of sexual assault, one count of aggravated assault and one count of kidnapping.