Police: Newark man attacks 19-year-old woman

Created: 05/12/2014 5:40 PM WHEC.com

Investigators say a Newark man attacked a 19-year-old woman, holding her at knife point while he tried to rape her.

Police say 49-year-old Howard Ortiz put tape over the victim’s mouth and dragged her into a room where he pulled out a knife and sexually assaulted her. Investigators say this happened Saturday morning at the victim’s home.

Police say Ortiz then left the home and turned himself in hours later. 

Ortiz is facing a number of charges including attempted rape, criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. 

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