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Women chase, beat man accused of attempted child rape

9-29-2014 Ohio:

CINCINNATI —A Hamilton County man is accused of trying to force a girl to perform oral sex.

The incident happened at an apartment complex on Durrell Avenue on Sunday. Police said a man lured the girl to a basement laundry room and tried to force himself upon her.

WLWT News 5's Andrew Setters said a witness, Rasheeda Lawson, said she heard a woman yell “Someone call the police, he just touched my daughter,” and saw a man, later identified as Terry Johnson, running away while trying to pull up his pants.

The 7-year-old victim's mom ran after Johnson, while Lawson followed in her car. "He was running, trying to get his pants back up, and couldn't never get them up," Lawson said.

Lawson said the women caught up to Johnson at a cemetery on Victory Parkway. Lawson said she keeps Mace and a stick in her vehicle and used them both.

“Once I Maced him, he stumbled, looked which way he could go, and we started hitting him with the stick,” Lawson said. She and the victim’s mother both hit the man with the stick before police arrived and took him into custody.

"The officers actually had to put his privates back in the shorts and everything -- it was just gross, a gross mess," Lawson said.

Johnson, 28, was arrested on an attempted rape charge. Bond was set Monday at $100,000. Johnson’s attorney said has a history of mental health issues.

Neighbors say one of the most concerning aspects of this case is that Johnson wasn’t someone they’d seen around the neighborhood before.

“It’s just weird, because they have a school here, a recreation center this way, you know they have daycares around here and these children walk – there’s a lot of parents that don’t be at home at certain times, and have to be at work earlier than children have to be in school,” Lawson said.

The next step in this case is the grand jury report, to determine if Johnson should face other charges.

That will take place early next month. ..Source.. by

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