Del. man charged in sex assault

March 23, 2009 7:36:10 AM PDT
Police say they've charged a 24-year-old Milford man with sexually assaulting a woman. Police say Matthew Gannon followed the woman on Penn Fountain Walkway near Truitt Avenue and 6th Street on Friday night, demanded money and threatened to harm her.

Police say Gannon tried to restrain the woman and sexually assaulted her, but broke free and contacted police. Police say Gannon fled, but officers were able to find him and arrest him.

Gannon is charged with second-degree attempted rape, second-degree attempted robbery, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, terroristic threatening and two counts of offensive touching.

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