Man arrested in connection with attempted Reservoir Ave. rape

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Police say they've arrested a man accused of trying to rape a 73-year-old woman.

Maximiliano Mejia, 26, allegedly jumped out from behind a tree and forced the woman to the ground as she was collecting bottles along Reservoir Avenue on June 5.

Investigators say Mejia put one hand over the woman's mouth and forcibly touched her. She resisted and screamed for help.

As police walked him out of the special victims unit building, he stared blankly at reporters and did not answer any questions.

Police say he has no prior criminal history.

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