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Man accused of sexual assault attempts to flee police

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

A man accused of sexual assault attempts to flee from police Thursday night. Waco police were called to the C&E Motel on the 1000 block of North Loop at 7:40 p.m. about a possible sexual assault.

A female victim told police that she had met an acquaintance, Austin Bernard Phenix, in the area for an unspecified reason. She also said that after she met Phenix he sexually assaulted her in the area of Clifton and East Waco. The victim was taken to Hillcrest for treatment.

Officers found Phenix, but he lead police on short foot chase before being taken into custody and transported to the McLennan County Jail. Phenix is charged with sexual assault and evading arrest.

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