Man Needed For Tried Rape, Assault On North Shore Path In Custody – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – According to the police, a “violent criminal” is in custody for attempted rape and assault.

According to police, 58-year-old Ozell Austin was arrested by McKeesport police on Friday.

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The SVU warns the public about a violent man who is wanted for assault.
Ozell Austin, 58, 5’11 ”, 175lbs, with brown eyes, black hair and a graying beard.
Austin is known for frequent visits to the Northside and Uptown areas.
If you see it call 9-1-1 and don’t approach.

– Pittsburgh Police Department (@PghPolice) July 8, 2021

A source told KDKA that Austin was seen in a bar in McKeesport but left before the police arrived. He was later caught on Walnut Street near a gas station.

He was wanted on the North Shore in connection with an attack on a woman on June 28th. According to the criminal complaint, the seven-minute attack was captured on camera.

The victim told police she was sitting on a retaining wall between a North Shore trail along the Allegheny River and the office building beyond. She said Austin approached her and said, “Give me some love,” according to the criminal complaint.

According to the complaint, the woman left as did Austin, who later returned. He pushed her to the ground, hit her and put his hands around her neck and tried to take her off briefly, the complaint says.

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The victim told police the only thing that stopped Austin was a witness yelling at him.

When he was taken to Pittsburgh Police Department on Friday, where he had a lot to say.

“It’s inappropriate, inappropriate,” Austin told KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso.

Borrasso: What’s inappropriate?

Austin: So that I am treated like I did something wrong.

Borrasso: What happened?

Austin: There was interference. Someone came out of the building instigatingly, inappropriately.

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A member of the Light of Life rescue mission recognized Austin. He said Austin had breakfast there on the morning of June 28th.

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