An 18-year-old man who lives in the Holzminden area without a permanent address is suspected of sexual assault or attempted rape of a 65-year-old woman. A courageous witness stopped the suspect from taking further action on Sunday morning. The man was arrested and will be brought before the judge at the district court in Paderborn on Monday afternoon. According to police investigations to date, the suspect is said to have detained and sexually harassed the victim in a house entrance on König Street around 10:25 a.m.. The woman fought back and cried for help. The suspect knocked the 65-year-old to the ground and continued to touch her indecently. A resident (35) rushed to help the woman and held the suspect. Another local resident alerted the police. The 18-year-old was arrested at the scene. The man from Sierra Leone has already been reported for similar crimes in other cities. The investigation continues.