A 31-year-old San Leandro, California man was arrested on Friday after footage of an attack on a 13-year-old girl spread online, KGO-TV reported.
Local police identified Mohammad Khaliqi as the man caught on security camera footage as he followed the girl to her San Jose home, forced his way in, and assaulted her.
“The guy starts a conversation with her and when she opens up the door, the suspect pushes her in, tries to sexually assault her as well,” Sgt. Enrique García said. “The little girl is brave, she fights back, and the guy leaves on foot.”
The video was aired by ABC News earlier this week, and police said the video was widely shared online, leading to more than 100 tips being called in regarding the case.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Khaliqi is also suspected of attacking a 28-year-old woman after following her into a public restroom at a grocery store in nearby Saratoga. That victim was also able to fight the suspect off, police said.
“He’s not concerned about being caught, since he’s doing this in broad daylight,” Garcia said.
The suspect reportedly lived within walking distance of both attacks. He was charged with multiple charges of attempted sexual assault, burglary, and false imprisonment.
Watch KGO’s report on the arrest, as aired on Friday, below.
‘Apocalyptic’: Epidemiologists warn CNN that America is headed for a ‘very grim’ COVID-19 fall
Two top epidemiologists on Monday warned that the United States is headed for what one described as an "apocalyptic fall" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During an appearance on CNN, Dr. Peter Hotez, the co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, pointed to surging COVID-19 cases in several European countries and recent spikes in cases in the United States to project that the pandemic is taking a very deadly turn for the worse.
‘This is a nightmare for Republicans — but Trump’s too dumb to figure it out’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe
A fight over President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the last thing endangered Republican candidates need in the waning day of the election campaign, according to MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.
The nomination fight will energize the base for each party, but the "Morning Joe" host said conservative principles just aren't as politically popular as Republicans think.
"I've got news for the Trump campaign," Scarborough said. "Those people stayed with you through Charlottesville, those people stayed through your racist comments about S-hole countries run by Black people, those people stayed with you even when you were caging children on the border. Those people stayed with you through your worst offenses, your most inhumane comments. You telling people that they had great genes, you getting crowds to laugh because a man got shot and knocked to the ground. Those people are with you."
‘Get the hell out!’: Donald Trump supporters freak out when protesters show up to Lindsey Graham event
A small group of protesters came to one of Lindsey Graham's latest campaign events, and they were quickly attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump chanting "four more years."
Graham's event seemed to have more support for Trump than for Graham at his own weekend event. It's unknown why the Trump supporters were not chanting for Graham.
"Get the hell out!" one Trump supporter can be heard shouting. He and another older man were seen wagging their fingers.
At least one Graham protester could be seen holding up a sign with a photo of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The South Carolina senator is fighting for his political career and many other Republicans are struggling to hold onto their seats. Graham is now being confronted with past comments he made saying that no president, regardless of the party, should make a Supreme Court pick right before his or her election.