Homeless Miami-Dade Man Arrested In Attempted Rape Cases

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

A homeless man has been arrested after police say he attempted sexually batter two women in south Miami-Dade.

Forty-year-old Lyndon Merlick Nicaisse was arrested on July 28.

Miami-Dade Police said on Tuesday that Nicaisse faces charges of sexual battery and attempted sexual battery.

Nicaisse, who is homeless and known to frequent the area of the South Miami-Dade Busway and Southwest 160th Street, is accused in two separate incidents, police said.

The first alleged incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on July 27th when a woman who was sleeping awoke to Nicaisse straddled over her body with his penis exposed, police said. 

According to police, Nicaisse tried to pull the woman's pants down and said he was going to "have sex with her". 

The woman was able to hit Nicaisse, who ran away, police said.

The next day, around 5 a.m., another victim was sleeping in a parking lot near the busway when Nicaisse laid down beside her, pulled her pants down, and attempted to sexually batter her, police said. 

The woman was able to push Nicaisse and ran to a nearby restaurant to call police. 

Officers responded to the scene and took Nicaisse into custody.

Nicaisse was being held on $12,500 bond on the charges Tuesday, jail records showed.

Detectives believe there may be more victims who haven't come forward and are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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