Alexandria man charged with assaulting woman inside pharmacy

Police say Abayneh Yemer, 25, reached under the woman\'s skirt and tried to remove her underwear. (Alexandria Police Department)

WASHINGTON – An Alexandria man is in jail on charges that he sexually battered a woman inside a CVS Pharmacy Wednesday.

Alexandria police were called to the pharmacy in the 3100 block of Duke Street about 2:30 p.m. and arrested Abayneh Yemer, 25.

Police say Yemer reached under the woman’s skirt and tried to remove her underwear.

Yemer is charged with sexual battery and attempted object penetration and was held without bond.

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