Santa Cruz authorities confirmed that an individual who was recently released from prison returned to prison the next day after he tried to rape a woman. The California man was initially charged with loitering but released after posting bail.
California Man Attempted to Rape Woman, Punched Arresting Officers
On Wednesday, the Santa Cruz authorities arrested 40-year-old Daisuke Muro. The man was charged with resisting arrest, attacking a law enforcement agent, and attempted rape.
According to Muro’s criminal record, the individual was arrested and jailed on Tuesday for loitering. However, the charge was dropped later that day and the individual allowed to return home.
Regrettably, on his way home, the California man somehow managed to buy a return ticket to jail. The authorities declared that Muro grabbed a 28-year-old woman from behind, knocked her to the ground, and attempted to unclothe her.
Muro’s victim managed to hold off her attacker long enough for the police officers to arrive. According to the victim’s testimony, it took law enforcement officers approximately two minutes to get to her location.
Still, that wasn’t the end of the story. Seeing himself cornered, the California man attempted to fight off the arresting officers, even managing to punch one of them in the face before being taken into custody.
Muro returned to county jail later that day but on upgraded charges of resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, and attempted sexual assault. A California Judge set Muro’s bail at $100,000.
The man is due in court on Friday morning to answer for the latest charges. Investigators are trying to determine what prompted the 40-year-old man to assault the woman, one day after being released from prison.
So far, the suspect gave no motive for his attack. If found guilty, the California man could spend up to 10 years in prison.
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