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Woman attacked on Provo trail

Woman attacked on Provo trail



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PROVO -- Provo police arrested a man on charges he attacked a woman who was jogging on a trail.

Police said they received a call from the woman just before 8 p.m. on Saturday. She told them she had been attacked from behind while jogging along a trail near 800 North and 1300 West. She said her attacker pushed her to the ground and covered her face with some sort of cloth covered in a chemical.

When she screamed, the attacker let her go.

Police said a man rushed to the woman's assistance just minutes after the attack. He told her he was there to help her and she needed to calm down. When officers arrived, the man told them he had seen the attacker and chased him away.

Officers took both the victim and the man in for questioning. It was then that the man confessed he was actually the one who attacked the woman in the first place. Police identified that man as Michael Workman.

Workman was booked into the Utah County Jail on felony charges of aggravated kidnapping and attempted sexual assault.

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