Woman sexually assaulted on 16th Street Mall helps detain attacker; suspect identified

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DENVER -- A woman who was sexually assaulted on the 16th Street Mall helped detain the attacker until officers arrived, the Denver Police Department said Thursday.

It happened about 11:30 a.m. in the 400 block of 16th Street, about a block from the Denver Pavilions between Tremont Place and Court Place.

Witnesses told police they saw the man touch other women inappropriately in the same area before he sexually assaulted the woman who helped detain him.

According to police, several individuals helped hold down the suspect until police arrived a few minutes later. The suspect was later identified as 23-year-old Byron Carter-Wallot. He is being held for investigation of unlawful sexual contact.

Police arrested the man and believe there are more victims. Anyone with information is asked to call 720-913-7867.