Police arrest man they say attacked Sanford teenager

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SANFORD, Fla. —

Sanford police arrested the man they said grabbed a teenage girl as she walked home from school.

Jerome Gipson was arrested Saturday night and is currently being held in jail.

Officers said on Friday he attacked the girl shortly before 4 p.m. Friday near 27th Street and Palmetto Avenue.

They said Gipson grabbed the victim by the arm and hair, and swung her around.

Reports stated she kicked the man in his private parts and ran to an adult, who called police.

Police said they found Gipson one block away from where he approached the victim.