Police: Woman sexually assaulted on railroad tracks

- Orlando Police say a woman was forced to walk down some railroad tracks in Parramore, where she was sexually battered and then robbed. But now they say the suspect is behind bars.

Terrance Harris, 28, appeared before a judge accused of false imprisonment, sexual battery and robbery. According the arrest report, it was just after midnight when Harris was near the intersection of Westmoreland Drive and W. Robinson Street. Police say he approached a woman and told her to walk down the rail road tracks. They say he then forced her down to the ground and made her take her clothes off.  According to investigators, the victim was able to fight him off.

Police say, when Harris realized he was unable to have sex with the victim, he started taking pictures of her naked body. Investigators tell us Harris took her money and told her he was going to kill her if she told anyone. After Harris left, the victim went to police. Officers say she was stumbling over her words and appeared to be scared for her life when she told them what happened. 

Police say they caught Harris by Oak Wood Street and Parramore Avenue. He is being held without bond at the Orange County Jail.

Residents who live near the tracks say it's concerning. Neighbor Will LaForge says he sees many people walking outside late at night. "Yes, lots of them, and I see plenty of them walking on the sidewalks."
He hopes the victim is ok. "My strongest prayers  for that girl."
 

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