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Area man arrested on attempted sexual assault charge
Gustavo Gomez
Gustavo Gomez

Great Bend Police arrested a 19-year-old man Sunday morning after receiving a report of an alleged attempted sexual assault at a local motel.

According to a GBPD news release, shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, an officer was on routine patrol, checking businesses along 10th Street, when he saw a distraught female running toward him. The female said she had just been assaulted inside a local motel. She was able to point out the vehicle the suspect was attempting to leave the area in and the officer was able to stop the vehicle and its occupants. 

After a thorough investigation, and utilizing surveillance video, officers arrested 19-year-old Gustavo Gomez for attempted rape. Gomez was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked in lieu of $500,000 bond. 

Anyone with information on this case or any other case is encouraged to contact the GBPD by calling 620-793-4120 or Barton County Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.