MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man was taken into custody after he reportedly tried to sexually assault a woman in front of her apartment building.READ MORE: Crews To Demolish Remains Of FIU Bridge That Killed 6 In Collapse
The woman, who is in her 70s, was attacked in the entrance way to the lobby of the Nautilus Towers apartments at 41st Street and Jefferson Avenue around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Miami Beach police officers, who were in the area investigating a traffic accident, heard the woman’s screams for help.
When they ran to the building they saw 26-year old Frankie Moicon attempting to rape the woman, according to police.READ MORE: Dates For Formula 1 Grand Prix In Miami Gardens Confirmed For May 6-8, 2022
Moicon was charged with attempted sexual battery, battery on the elderly and resisting arrest.
The woman, who suffered a cut on her head in the attack, was taken to the hospital.MORE NEWS: Miami Beach Police Host Bone Marrow Registry Drive, Hope To Give Someone The 'Gift Of Life'
Moicon is expected to make his first appearance in court on Monday.