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Suspect arrested in attempted rape of runner in Forest Park

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Cops on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting and trying to rape a woman who was running in Forest Park in Queens on Friday.

Authorities charged Richard Kassebaum, 42, of Queens, with attempted predatory sexual assault, attempted rape and sex abuse.

The NYPD believes that Kassebaum came up behind the runner, shocked her with a stun gun, grabbed her iPhone, and then sexually assaulted her at about 7:25 p.m. on March 29, 2013.

She managed to fight off her attacker as he tried to take off her shirt, and then a couple walking their dog interrupted the attack, according to reports.

The victim was treated at Queens General Hospital.

Gothamist.com reported that Kassebaum served time in prison for killing his aunt in 1990.

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