Sex assault suspect arrested in Omaha

An Omaha man who was wanted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Lincoln, Nebraska, woman earlier this month, was arrested over the weekend on unrelated charges.

Omaha Police took 19-year-old Omar Perez into custody Saturday, on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He’s currently being held in the Douglas County, Nebraska, jail. Additional charges of kidnapping in the third-degree, and assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse are pending out of Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Authorities allege Perez assaulted a 31-year-old woman whom he met at the Casa Del Sol Restaurant in Omaha, and left her partially nude along Highway 6. The incident is alleged to have occurred during the early morning hours of July 13th. A worker en-route to the Oakland Foods processing plant discovered the woman at around 3:30 that same morning, and brought her to the plant, where she was given clothes and authorities were contacted.

The woman was initially said to have been 14-years-old, but officials acknowledge that information was incorrect.

Thanks to Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic

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