Police: Woman escapes rape attempt after being tied up

Orlando police arrest Ronald Moses

By Lisa Bell - Anchor

ORLANDO, Fla. - A 22-year-old man has been taken into custody in an attempted rape in Orlando.

Police say a woman was tied up inside a home Tuesday afternoon, but she managed to escape and call for help.

Police say Ronald L. Moses, II matched the suspect's description and was taken into custody within hours of the attack. in court on Tuesday, Moses said he smoked marijuana and had some on him when he was arrested. He was appointed a lawyer and will remain jailed.

Police were called around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a woman being attacked at a home on South Semoran Boulevard. The woman told deputies her hands were held behind her back with zip ties and said Moses tried to choke her, then tried to rape her.

After somehow escaping from the home, the woman reportedly ran to a nearby attorney's office and called for help.

According to the arrest affidavit, when Moses was told he was being accused of rape, he said "you know what this is going to do with my life," then continued to explain that he is 22 years old and hasn't lived. He then put his head in his hands and began to sob, according to deputies.

Moses was later apprehended and taken to Orlando police headquarters for questioning.  Around 10 p.m. Tuesday, he was transported to the Orange County Jail.

Police say the victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries but needed medical attention.

In 2011, Moses was charged with burglary, attempted sexual battery and possession of marijuana.

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