Man accused of touching woman taking shower arrested, Orlando cops say
Cops: Michael Yensi charged in February attempted rape
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police have made an arrest after a woman was attacked while she was in the shower at her own home in upscale Thornton Park.
Michael Yensi, 28, was booked into the Orange County jail just after 7 p.m. Friday, listed as a "violent offender."
Police said DNA evidence that helped crack the case that happened Feb. 6 in the 1100 block of East Washington Street.
At the time, the victim said she went for a run at Lake Eola, returned home, took a shower and then felt a hand on her behind. That's when she saw a man touching himself in her bathroom in the middle of the day. She fought him off and he went on the run for over a month.
Police quickly released a sketch of a man nobody seemed to recognize.
"It was a little scary living right down the street. But it didn't register. I hadn't seen him before," said JoJo Dennison.
Dennison, like many other neighbors, changed how she lived her day to day.
"I locked my door when I went for walks and runs," said Dennison. "Sometimes, my roommate and I would leave it unlocked if we were just walking around Lake Eola."
Court records show Yensi was arrested in September 2013 for a domestic violence battery. The charge was reduced to disorderly conduct, for which he served nearly two months in jail.
His arrest in this latest attack is a welcome relief for women nearby.
"A lot safer, but still need to be careful because there could be more people like him out there," said Dennison.
Yensi was charged with burglary of dwelling with assault/battery and exposure of sexual organs, police said.
Yensi has no bond.
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