Man pleads not guilty to targeting, assaulting Iowa teen
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An El Salvador national accused of dragging a teenage girl he didn’t know into a house and sexually assaulting her has pleaded not guilty in the case.
The Courier reports that 43-year-old Saul Santos Vasquez-Martinez entered the plea Thursday in Black Hawk County District court. He’s charged with second-degree kidnapping and assault with intent to commit sex abuse.
Police say the girl was outside with a child she was babysitting, when Vasquez grabbed her and pulled her into a home. She told police that, once inside, he forced her against a wall and began to fondle her. She fought back, escaped and called police.
A trial date has not been set, and Vasquez remains in jail with bond set at $500,000
Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com