At around 11 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a call at a residence in the area of Grimmer Boulevard and Blacow Road near Irvington High School, when they saw a woman being sexually assaulted by a man.
“I would say shocking is probably an understatement,” said Sergeant Ricardo Tores with Fremont Police.
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He said a neighbor called 911. When officers arrived, they said the assault was still in progress.
“This was in an exterior portion of a residence, so it was obvious when the officers arrived on scene what was happening,” reported Tores.
Officers stopped the attack and immediately took the suspect into custody. The victim was transported to a trauma center for treatment of injuries sustained during the attack.
The 28-year-old suspect Alexander Lomax, a homeless male from Hayward was taken into custody and charged with sexual assault, elder abuse, and battery. Police say additional charges may be considered as the investigation continues. There are no other suspects at this moment.
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Fremont police are also investigating a second assault on a 57-year-old woman that occurred earlier Thursday morning in the area of Fremont Boulevard and Auto Mall Parkway. Officials say Lomax was positively identified as the suspect in this incident as well.
The 57-year-old victim said she was walking in the area when she was punched and pushed to the ground. Lomax then attempted to sexually assault her before being scared away by a witness before officers arrived.
Both investigations remain ongoing, and additional details will be made available as soon as possible.
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“Unfortunately, sexual assaults they don’t always get reported. We want to make sure the public understands we want to hear from you. We want to make sure this person is held accountable for everything he has done,” said Tores.
Anyone with information about this case, or any related incidents, is asked to please contact the Fremont Police Department’s Investigative Unit at (510) 790-6900. We will also accept anonymous tips. Text: Tip FremontPD followed by a short message to 888777 or via the website here.
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