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Man arrested, accused of attempted sexual assault, stabbing of a 65-year-old Ocala woman

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Updated: 12/05/2013 10:22 am
OCALA, Fla. -- Ocala police arrested a man they said attempted to sexually assault a 65-year-old woman and then stabbed her Tuesday morning.

Police said the victim told them the man, identified as Lonnie David Todd, 51, entered her home and demanded money.

According to police, the man then forced her into a bedroom and attempted to sexually batter her.

Police said the woman was able to fight back and that his when Todd allegedly stabbed her in the chest.
According to police, Todd then fled.

The woman was able to pick Todd out of a photographic lineup Wednesday and police took him into custody in Fort McCoy, Fla.

Todd is charged him with attempted felony murder, home invasion robbery with a deadly weapon and attempted sexual battery with a deadly weapon.

According to police, Todd served 20 years in the Florida Department of Corrections of sexual battery on a person under 12. They said he was released from prison in June.

Police said Todd failed to register with the Marion County Sheriff's Office after his release from prison and that a warrant had been issued for his arrest on December 3 for failure to comply with sexual offender requirements.

Police did not release the woman's condition. They said Todd denies the charges.
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