Blind woman sexually assaulted in Phoenix, man arrested

Authorities mentioned the woman escaped from the man after he allegedly tried to drive himself on her.

PHOENIX — A man is in police custody after authorities allege he tried to sexually assault a blind woman he met on a courting app in Phoenix.

The Phoenix Police Department mentioned a woman known as officers after she was in a position to escape from her residence, the place Terrence Cooper allegedly attacked her on Sunday. 

Authorities mentioned the 2 met on a courting app known as Blk and the woman invited Cooper to her residence. Cooper went over round 1:30 a.m. with a bottle of gin, officers mentioned. 

The woman informed police she didn’t drink however Cooper did and have become aggressive, making an attempt to maneuver her legs aside and sticking his arms below her garments. 

Police mentioned the woman informed Cooper to cease and that she did not wish to have intercourse with him a number of instances whereas he stored touching her below her garments. 

The woman ultimately opened the door and informed him to depart. Officials mentioned Cooper informed the woman he was going to remain till the buses began operating once more after which proceeded to throw her to the bottom and drag her to the bed room. 

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The woman grabbed her cellular phone and Cooper took it from her, saying she might have the telephone again after she had intercourse with him, police mentioned. 

Authorities mentioned the 2 struggled in the room as Cooper allegedly choked and hit the woman in her face. The woman was ultimately in a position to break away from Cooper’s grasp and ran outdoors. 

Officials mentioned Cooper additionally fled the residence and was approached by police close by. Cooper informed police that he by no means kissed or touched the woman in any approach and he believed that she was faking being blind to trick and set him up. 

Cooper is being booked on a number of fees together with intercourse abuse, kidnapping, aggravated assault and stopping the usage of a phone in an emergency.

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