Prosecutors say a man accused of assaulting a woman in Lowell tried to collect a reward for tips about the crime.
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan's office says 31-year-old Kevin Suarez was arraigned Monday on charges of assault with intent to rape, and other offenses.
Police say the 18-year-old woman was walking toward the intersection of Middlesex and Branch streets in Lowell early Sunday morning when Suarez grabbed her from behind.
Police say the Methuen man repeatedly assaulted her before someone confronted him and interrupted the attack.
Capt. Timothy Crowley says Suarez walked into the police station Monday to give a crime tip about the assault and receive a reward. He was arrested after questioning.
He is due in court Aug. 31 for a dangerousness hearing.