A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of a sexual assault Saturday night in the
Cathedral Hill neighborhood, police said Wednesday.
Arthur Salinas, 57, was booked on several counts of aggravated and sexual assault and
for failing to register as a sex offender, among other charges. Salinas reportedly has past
sexual offense convictions in Texas.
Saturday’s incident occurred about 11 p.m. when the victim reportedly struck up a
conversation with Salinas at a store in the 1400 block of Sutter Street, police said. The
victim left the store and Salinas reportedly walked along with her for about a block until
he allegedly forced her into a stairway and assaulted her.
Salinas reportedly fled and the victim returned home, where her roommate called police.
She was then taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police found Salinas at the corner of Franklin and Sutter streets the following day. During
the course of their investigation, officers found that the victim had picked up evidence
that led to Salinas being identified as the suspect, police said.