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Clovis man arrested in sex assault of teenage girl

An 18-year-old Clovis man was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, police said.

Clovis police said the man stole alcohol and shared it with the girl and a 13-year-old boy at a vacant home on the 2000 block of Decatur Avenue.

The man then forced the girl into a room and tried to have sex with her, police said.

The girl resisted and fled from the home, police said. She reported the incident to family members, who confronted the suspect at a park at El Paso and Stanford avenues.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a child, false imprisonment and attempted rape of a minor.

The girl was bruised but was not seriously injured.