Homeless man arrested after allegedly attacking a girl as she was leaving school


The San Jose Police Department announced that a homeless man had been detained for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl last month while she was returning home from school.

On April 9 at about 5:26 p.m., Julian Salvador Martinez, 50, grabbed the victim, a female juvenile, while she was strolling along South 11th Street.

Martinez allegedly grabbed the girl when she was beneath the I-280 flyover and sexually assaulted her, according to the police. When the suspect approached the victim, he was on a bicycle.

Martinez rode off on the bicycle after the victim wrestled him off, according to San Jose Police Department spokesperson Stacie Shih.

Martinez was identified as the suspect during the SJPD Sexual incident Investigations Unit’s inquiry into the incident.

Authorities claim that Martinez frequently congregates at “The Jungle,” a large homeless camp situated next to a creek and between Senter Road and Keyes Street.

Martinez was apprehended by SJPD patrol officers on Thursday, May 16, in the City of San Jose, following a tip from a community member. According to authorities, he was charged with several felonies, including sexual assault, and was brought into Santa Clara County Main Jail.

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