CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- A man who told police he's in the country illegally, is accused of kidnapping and trying to sexually assault a 16-year old girl in Cedar Falls. Police tell our news partner, KCRG-TV the 16-year-old girl was babysitting, and sitting outside with the child, when 43-year-old Saul Santos Vasquez-Martinez grabbed her and forced her into his home (on West 18th Street).
Police say he forced the girl into a bedroom and tried to sexually assault her. Police say the girl resisted and escaped and ran back to the house where she was babysitting, locked the doors and called for help.
Vasquez-Martinez has been booked into the Black Hawk County Jail on second-degree kidnapping and assault with attempt to commit sexual abuse, bond is set at 500-thousand dollars.
(Photo from KCRG-TV)