Suspect arrested after woman sexually assaulted in Shepherdsville City Park
Police say it appears to have been a random assault.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shepherdsville Police said they've arrested a man after he sexually assaulted a woman in Shepherdsville City Park.
According to an arrest report, the random attack happened on Monday, July 24, at 5 p.m. at the park, which is located just south of the intersection of South Buckman Street and East Fourth Street.
Police say Daniel Hill, 21, attacked a woman at the park from behind, forcing her to the ground. He then began fondling her over her clothing, according to the arrest report.
Police said the pair struggled, and then Hill hit the woman in the face, busting her lip.
The woman was eventually able to free herself and call police. Police said they stopped Hill a short distance away, and the woman was able to identify him as her attacker.
"It’s a very peaceful park. It’s a very family park," said Donna Richards, who volunteers at the park several times a week. "I have been watering flowers here for years, and as far as I know, nothing has ever happened like this."
A spokesman for the Shepherdsville Police Department said the assault appears to be random, and the woman was a complete stranger to Hill.
"This was a brazen act, however we believe it was an isolated incident," said Maj. Mike O'Donnell with the Shepherdsville Police Department. "We have not had reports of anything similar reported in the park."
Hill was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse and fourth-degree assault. He is currently being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center.
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