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June 11, 2014
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Nevada City man arrested on suspicion of forcible oral copulation

Arrest made in connection with sex assault

A Nevada City man was arrested after reportedly forcing a woman into a sexual encounter and then fleeing from police Saturday.

Officers on patrol on Broad Street a little after 1:30 a.m. saw suspicious activity in an alleyway in the 300 block, said Sgt. Paul Rohde. As they tried to contact the parties, a man “took off running and jumped off a 10-foot retaining wall” down to Spring Street, Rohde said.

A woman who remained at the scene reportedly told officers they had interrupted a forcible sexual encounter; she did not know the man.

On an area check, officers found the man, identified as Nicholas William Reyes, 21, hiding in bushes behind a restaurant, Rohde said.

Reyes was arrested on suspicion of forcible oral copulation and violating probation and is being held without bail. He was on probation for a 2012 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon, which had been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor on a plea agreement.

— Liz Kellar

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