Newport man charged after alleged attack, sexual assault

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NEWPORT — A Newport man has been arrested and charged after an alleged attack in the city.

Police say 34-year-old Geromy J. Wells has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, lewd and lascivious conduct, and unlawful restraint.

At around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, a woman reported to police that she had been attacked late Friday evening by a man while she was walking near the footbridge coming from the Vista Food parking lot on Route 5 in Newport.

The victim reported to police that an adult male attacked her and fondled her while grabbing her wrist and refusing to let go.

The victim was allegedly pushed to the ground, causing her to hit her head and touched inappropriately while the assailant attempted to kiss her against her will.

Police received a description of the alleged assailant and began an investigation.

Newport Police say the investigation led to Wells who was arrested without incident.

He was ordered held on $75,000 bail pending arraignment on Monday.

“The victim in this case contacted police, shared an extremely difficult account of a violent attack, and gave police an excellent description, leading to the arrest of the suspect,” Newport Police Chief Seth DiSanto said.

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