15-year-old arrested for daytime sexual assault on walking trail

15-year-old arrested for sexual assault on Sandy trail (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) - Police have arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault along a Sandy walking trail that happened Monday afternoon.

The teen was arrested for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of obstruction.

On Monday, a 40-year-old woman was dragged off of a walking trail near 10100 South Sandy Willows Cove and taken into the bushes in a ditch where she was assaulted and raped.

Police are not releasing the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile.

Police credit public tips and detective work for finding the suspect.

The teen is awaiting formal charges from the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.

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