A 19-year-old Harrington man was arrested by the Milford Police Criminal Division Sept. 7 in connection with a sexual assault that occurred around 2 a.m. on Sept. 7.
Detectives discovered that the suspect, Jalen Benson, approached a 22-year-old female victim in an isolated area of an apartment building at Silver Lake Apartments. Benson then held the victim against her will and sexually assaulted her, said Milford Police spokesman Det. Dwight Young.
The female victim was eventually able to flee after a long struggle, Young said.
Before an arrest was made, Benson responded to the apartment complex and attempted to damage the female victim’s property, Young said.
Benson was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted rape, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, offensive touching, harassment, third-degree criminal trespassing, attempted criminal mischief under $1,000 and a traffic offense.
Benson was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of a $21,000 secured bond.