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Man Arrested in Little Italy Sexual Assault Case: SDPD

Christopher Merron faces multiple charges of assault

San Diego police arrested a man in connection to a Little Italy sexual assault claim Monday afternoon.

Christopher Merron, 28, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m.

He was found near Fenton Parkway in the City of San Diego.

Merron faces charges of assault with intent to commit a sex crime, sexual battery, false imprisonment, burglary, brandishing a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and auto theft, according to SDPD.

A man allegedly attempted to sexually assault a woman while she was at work in Little Italy. NBC 7's Erika Cervantes is at the scene with more.

On Sunday, a custodian was attacked by a man who attempted to sexually assault her while she was working at Cafe Italia in Little Italy.

The armed suspect entered the building around 4:33 a.m. and pushed the victim into a back room, according to SDPD. The woman was able to fight him off and ran out of the building.

The suspect then took the victim's car keys and stole her tan 1998 GMC Jimmy.

The car and weapon were later recovered by police.

Anyone with information can call SDPD's Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

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