Crime

Miami Beach Police Stop Horrific Rape Attempt on Septuagenarian Woman

Residents in the area of Arthur Godfrey Road and Jefferson Avenue in Miami Beach were awoken early Sunday morning by the sound of a car crash — but that crash wouldn't end up being residents' biggest worry of the night. 

A woman in her 70s was one of several residents in a nearby condo who were startled awake by the accident. Like several others, she walked outside to investigate around 3:30 a.m.. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a man attacked her. 

The man, later identified by police as 26-year-old Frankie Moicon, struggled with the woman. Her blood was found smeared in areas of the condo building entrance, elevator, and outdoor sidewalk pavement. 

According to WSVN, the woman's screams for help alerted neighbors as well as police nearby investigating the crash. Officers ran to the scene and found Moicon on top of the victim. His pants were pulled down to his ankles, and police moved so quickly that his pants remained that way until he was in the back of a police car. 

The area where the attack happened is one of the main thoroughfares of Mid-Beach, just east of the Julia Tuttle Causeway junction and only a few blocks from Nautilus Middle School and North Beach Elementary School. 
Moicon's bond was set at $13,000. He faces charges of attempted sexual assault, battery on a victim 65 or older, and resisting arrest without violence. 

Moicon has no previous arrest record in Miami-Dade County.
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Kyle Munzenrieder