A 22-year-old jogger was attacked and sexual assaulted while she was running on a Florida trail Monday night — just weeks after Tennessee mother Eliza Fletcher waskidnapped and murderedby a stranger while out for a run.
The young woman was jogging in Wekiwa Springs near West Wekiva Trail and Harrogate Place around 8:40 pm. on Monday night when 19-year-old William Paul Stamper allegedly approached her from behind and knocked her to the ground, la policía dijo.
“He was moving his body in a sexual motion. She had indicated that he was aroused,” Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemmale dijo a WESH.
After Stamper tossed the woman to the ground, she screamed, “who are you? Get off of me!“Gerald usó el cable de carga de un teléfono celular y lo golpeó varias veces en los brazos, la espalda, el abdomen y el costado del cuello, incluida la línea de la mandíbula., obtenido por la salida.
Stamper coldly told her to “shut the [hombre florida] hasta, [hombre florida],” in response, el informe dice.
A person nearby heard the two struggling, and the victim told them to call 911, la policía dijo.
“They were screaming, and I said, are you okay? Are you okay? And they said no, please call 911,” a 911 caller told dispatchers, los funcionarios dijeron.
Stamper fled before he was later taken into custody overnight Tuesday. He was identified as a person of interest in the case after police obtained surveillance footage of him from a 911 caller.
“It captures the guy following the woman, and it captures the guy hauling [hombre florida] afterwards," los 911 caller told authorities, WESH informó.
At one point he was seen in the footage wearing a hat that led police to Stamper’s employers who identified him.