A man who allegedly attempted to kidnap and rape a woman in Winthrop, Massachusetts, Thursday night is being held without bail.
Gerardo Elenilson Portillo, 26, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was arraigned in East Boston District Court.
He allegedly followed the victim, who was walking down Revere Street, in a grey Honda Civic around 9:30 p.m.
According to police, after he pulled out in front of her and asked her to join him, the victim kept walking and told him she was not interested.
Portillo then allegedly followed the victim on foot and offered her money and drugs. When she refused to get in the car, authorities say he proceeded to attack her. After the victim started screaming, the suspect fled.
Police say he had his 3-year-old daughter in the car during the attack
Detectives from Winthrop police, assisted by Revere, Lynn and Somerville police, tracked down the suspect at his workplace in Somerville, Mass.
Portillo was charged with Assault with the Intent to Rape, Aggravated Assault, Attempted Kidnapping, Indecent A&B, Strangulation and Child Endangerment. Those who may have been similarly approached or assaulted are encouraged to contact the local police department.
He is set to appear at a dangerousness hearing on Aug. 5.