Man suspected of attempting to sexually assault elderly victim arrested, police say

A man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman in North Hills was in custody Thursday, and police urged other possible victims to contact detectives.

Ted Brian Noriega, 45, was taken into custody on Saturday and booked on suspicion of kidnapping and "assault with intention to commit a sexual assault,'' according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Noriega was being held on $2 million bail pending a July 19 court appearance at the San Fernando courthouse, according to the sheriff's department.

The woman was allegedly accosted by Noriega on July 6 as she sat outside her North Hills home in the 9900 block of Woodley Avenue. Noriega allegedly forced her inside her residence and was trying to sexually assault her when a family member interrupted the crime and he fled, police said.

Anyone who may have been victimized by Noriega or who knows more about the case was urged to call (877) LAPD-247.

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