LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Louisville man assaulted a police officer as he was being arrested for attempted rape.

According to the arrest report, 44-year-old Reginald D. Richardson followed a woman into an alley in the 800 block of east Ormsby and "threw her into a bush" and tried to rip off her clothes.

The woman told police Richardson started punching her in the face and head as she struggled to break free. The arrest report says two people witnessed the alleged assault.

The victim was taken to University Hospital.

As Richardson was being taken into custody, police say he scratched a female officer on the arm, causing it to bleed.

Richardson is charged with attempted rape and assaulting a police officer.

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