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Updated: 6/25/2013 1:06 pm
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — Police in Columbus have arrested a man and charged him with attempted sexual assault of a woman in a bathroom at Leigh Mall.

50-year-old Sammie Smith Junior of Columbus appeared in court on the charge.  A judge set the suspect's bond at $100,000.

According to police, a mall employee said he heard someone crying and struggling in a women's restroom Saturday night.

That employee told officers he went in the restroom and saw a man trying to force himself on the victim.


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