Suspect Arrested for Attempted Sexual Battery and Voyeurism

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WHEN: 6/12/2011, 11 a.m.

ARREST LOCATION: 1502 South Howard Avenue, Tampa

VICTIM: 22 year old, W/F

SUSPECT: Fernando Clemente, H/M, 9/26/89, 3410 West Palmetto Street, Tampa

CHARGES:  Attempt Sexual Battery, Buglary, Voyeurism

DETAILS: On 6/12/11 at 3:30 a.m., the victim was sleeping in her South Tampa home (in the area of Armenia Avenue and Platt Street) when she woke up to the suspect next to her bed and he tried to sexually assault her. She was able to sit up and the suspect fled her home. When officers arrived, they searched the area around her house and found a document with the suspect’s name on it, leading them to the suspect. When detectives arrested the suspect at his work, they found a photograph on his cell phone of the victim sleeping. The victim positively identified the suspect. The investigation revealed that the suspect stood outside the victim’s bedroom window and took a picture of the victim while she slept. The suspect entered the victim’s residence through an unlocked door.