Man arrested on other warrants questioned in attack on East 116th Street in Cleveland

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.

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