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Maryland (WUSA9) --Montgomery County police have arrested a man for the attempted rape of a store employee.

Yera Basnueva, 31, of Silver Spring, has beencharged with attempted first degree rape and second degree assault, officials said.

Police say that at approximately 9:23 a.m. on Monday, Basnueva entered the store and began a conversation with a store employee.

After about thirty minutes, Basnueva went to the bathroom. When he came out, his pants were down, officials said.

Police say he grabbed the victim and pushed her onto the store counter and attempted to sexually assault her. Basnueva also punched the victim in the face, officials said.

The victim punched and kicked Basnueva and he fled from the store, officials said.

The incident was captured on store surveillance.

Detectives developed Basnueva as a suspect and arrested him Monday night. He is being held without bond.


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