PLEASANT HILL, Calif. - A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to rape a woman while she was with a child in Pleasant Hill on Thursday, according to the Pleasant Hill Police Department.
PHPD tells KTVU that they began receiving calls about a man, later identified as 26-year-old Joshua Downs, who was "going around acting strange."
This is a photo of the alleged suspect, Joshua Downs, shared with KTVU.
Police did not share how the incident began, only that a female victim reported that she had been attacked by a man. Officers said the woman was very "shaken up" by the attack. The victim, who was not named, was interviewed with the help of a translator in Pleasant Hill. A viewer who asked to remain anonymous tells KTVU that the woman is a nanny who was with a child at the time of the attack.
Downs was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, and he is being held on $250,000 bail. He could face charges of attempted rape, sexual battery, child abuse and indecent exposure.
This story is developing. Please check back in with KTVU for updates.