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Man Attempts Rape, Gets Probation

A St. Paul man who tried to rape a woman will face 25 years of probation.
Michael Rodriguez, 30, was charged with fourth-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct, according to the Pioneer Press, but the probation department wanted a harsher sentence.
Ramsey County District Judge Michael Monahan also felt that the punishment was inadequate, the Pioneer Press reports.
Rodriguez attacked the woman after drinking with her at Alary's Bar on Aug. 2, the Pioneer Press writes.
He followed her outside and tried to rape her, but two bystanders stopped Rodriguez until police arrived, the Pioneer Press reports.
Rodriguez was already on probation for burglary when the attempted rape occurred.
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