The man shoved the 71-year-old woman to the ground and tried to have sexual intercourse with her, police said
Tempe police say a man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to sexually assault a 71-year-old woman at Kiwanis Park.
Kevin Caballero, 30, attacked the woman on the north side of the lake, police say.
An investigation revealed that she was going on her daily walk through the park when Caballero shoved her to the ground and tried to take off her pants, police said.
She fought back while he “made comments about having sexual intercourse with her,” police said in a statement.
Two bystanders intervened and stopped the attack, detaining Caballero until police came.
30 year old Kevin Caballero was arrested yesterday after a violent attack/attempted sexual assault on a 71 year old female victim at Kiwanis Park. Two passersby intervened and were able to detain the suspect until officers arrived. We are thankful for their assistance! pic.twitter.com/kIt0pTM16S— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) March 21, 2021
“The Tempe Police Department would like to thank the individuals who came to the aid of the victim in this incident and potentially preventing the situation from becoming much worse,” officials said.
“The Tempe Police Department Special Victims Unit is working with surrounding agencies to determine if there are incidents of a similar nature that Caballero may be involved in.”
The woman had minor injuries. Caballero was taken into custody.
This story is developing….