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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Homeless man arrested for attempted sexual assault

Madison police arrested a 43-year-old homeless man for attempted sexual assault early Saturday morning.

Cedric D. May attempted to sexually assault another homeless woman who was sleeping on the 100 block of State Street, Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain said in a Monday statement. The victim told police a stranger got under her blankets but she got him to leave. Prior to the incident, the suspect had offered her money for sex, but she refused.

Police arrested May near upper State Street Saturday afternoon after he tried to run away. He was in possession of several wrapped packages of cocaine and marijuana.

May was arrested on charges of attempted third-degree sexual assault, solicitation and possession with intent to deliver cocaine and marijuana, according to the incident report.

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