Cleveland police homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the murders of three women this year.
CLEVELAND - A man is being questioned about the attack on a 20-year-old woman on Cleveland's east side.
Raven Freeman was walking on East 116th Street at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday when a man came up behind her and dragged her by her legs for about 50 feet. Police said that once behind an abandoned house, the man to take off her pants.
"He started to kick my legs so I couldn't get up," Freeman told NewsChannel5 on Tuesday. "I was just trying to get away, saying ‘Please, please don't kill me.'" Three people driving by saw the attack and yelled at the man, who fled.
On Wednesday, Cleveland police said a man arrested on warrants for other crimes is being asked about the attempted sexual assault.
This incident comes right after the murders of two women, who both suffered blunt head trauma and cervical compression. A suspect has been arrested, but not charged, in the death of Jazmine Trotter. Her body was discovered by a family member under the porch of an abandoned house on East 93rd Street.
Cleveland police said there is no evidence connecting the three crimes.
The cause of death for Cleveland mother of two Ashley Leszyeski, whose body was found on East 93rd Street, has been determined.
Women who live on Cleveland's east side are expressing their fear about a rash of violence against women that's been happening in their own backyard.
Cleveland police released a sketch in the attempted abduction of a 50-year-old woman earlier this month. It happened not far from the scenes of three unsolved murders.
Cleveland Police Department's fourth district will hold a safety meeting Monday night at 6:30 at Williams Chapel Church.
Members of Cleveland's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood are taking matters into their own hands and announced an auxiliary police station on Thursday.
An 18-year-old woman walking home from baby sitting on Cleveland's west side reports a man grabbed her and tried putting her in his SUV.
Funeral arrangements have been made for the Cleveland woman found dead on the city's east side last week.
Sources tell NewsChannel5 another woman has been attacked on Cleveland's east side. They say it happened just after midnight on Monday near East 116th Street and Continental Avenue.