SANFORD, Fla. -- The man who allegedly grabbed a teenage girl as she walked home from school in Sanford Friday was arrested Saturday night.

According to the Sanford Police Department, the girl was able to fight the man off by kicking him in the genitals as he grabbed her arm.

Jerome Gipson was found one block away from the location of the incident near 27th St. and Palmetto Avenue and is suspected for the crime.

Gipson was arrested for battery and is being held at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.

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