Teen arrested for attack on woman jogging in Seminole County

A 19-year-old man was identified and arrested by police after he allegedly attempted to sexually batter a woman who was jogging in a Seminole County neighborhood.

William Paul Stamper was arrested on Tuesday, September 20, less than 24 hours after allegedly attempting to sexually batter a female who was jogging in the Wekiva Subdivision.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was jogging in the area of West Wekiva Trail and Harrogate Place on Monday, September 19, at around 8:40 p.m. when she was approached from behind by Stamper.

Female jogger running in Wekiva Subdivision
Video captured moments before a female jogger was allegedly assaulted by William Stamper on September 19

Stamper took the woman down to the ground and began struggling with her.

A witness nearby heard the struggle and asked if someone needed help. The jogger told the witness to call 911. Police say that the woman was able to fight off Stamper, who ran towards Hunt Club Boulevard.

Detectives used camera footage from the area and evidence to locate Stamper, who lives in Longwood.

Detectives used surveillance video to identify William Stamper
Detectives used surveillance video to identify William Stamper

Stamper faces a charge of attempted sexual assault on a person over 18. Jail records show that he is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Wednesday, September 21.

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