SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Watervliet man faces sexual assault charges, accused of attacking a woman on a side street off Broadway, police said.
Police zeroed in on their suspect in a case that began with a victim who did not know her attacker. She’d met him only earlier that morning before he attacked her. police said.
James A. Lorman, 31, of Watervliet, now faces one count each of first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree sexual abuse, felonies.
The investigation began at around 6 a.m. Feb. 24 when the 21-year-old woman summoned police from the Stewart’s at 30 Church St., police said.
She reported she’d been the victim of a sexual assault a short time prior. Her attacker had fled and she did not know his identity, police said.
She told police she had met the man earlier that morning on Broadway and the two struck up a conversation. They then went for a walk and, while on a side street off Broadway, the man threatened her and attacked her.
Investigators followed up on potential leads and soon identified Lorman as the suspect. They tracked Lorman to Watervliet and arrested him Wednesday. The state Department of Corrections and Supervision assisted in locating Lorman, police said.
Lorman was arraigned and ordered held without bail.
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