A homeless woman was sexually assaulted on the 100 block of State Street Sunday afternoon, according to a Madison Police Department report.
Tyrone Flood, 52, escorted the 29-year-old victim into the bathroom of The Fountain restaurant and bar, located at 122 State St., at approximately 3:15 p.m., where he fondled her and forced her to fondle him.
“[Flood] got her into the bathroom on State Street and sexually assaulted her. She was able to break free and get out,” MPD spokesperson Joel DeSpain said.
Flood and the victim knew each other prior to the assault as both were homeless and living in the downtown area, DeSpain said.
Officers later located and arrested Flood on tentative charges of fourth degree sexual assault, according to the report by MPD Lt. Eric Tripke.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Tripke said in the report.