UPDATE: Man arrested in attempted sexual battery

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Posted at 8:30 PM, Dec 15, 2012

(UPDATE: 12/15/12 8:27 p.m.)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--A Tallahassee man is arrested for trying to sexually assault a Florida State University student.

Police say it happened Saturday morning around 12:30 on Academic Way between Antarctic and Territory Way. They say an 18-year old student told them a man grabbed her on the shoulder, spun her around to face him, then tried to lift up her shirt.

They say she pushed him away and fell to the ground, noticing his pants were down around his knees. The student then kicked him in the thigh and got away, calling police at an emergency phone box on campus.

"If somebody is willing to do that to somebody they're willing to do anything," said Florida State University Police Maj. Jim Russell. "If someone grabs you or intends to sexually assault you, you need to do whatever you can to get away if that means punching, kicking, hitting him over the head with something."

Police have identified the man as 33-year old James Jackson. They captured him north of campus on Tennessee Street. James Jackson's charges include aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, indecent exposure, and trespass on school grounds.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--A man is arrested in an attempted sexual battery on the Florida State University campus.

Florida State University Police were dispatched to the area of Antarctic Way and Academic Way after a female victim called for help through the university's Bluelight Emergency Phone system.

Police say the victim was able to break free from suspect. Police arrested 33-year old James Jackson. He's charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, battery, indecent exposure, resisting arrest without violence, and trespass on school grounds.